Two Mules for Sister Sara

Synopsis: When gunslinger Hogan (Clint Eastwood) discovers a group of men attempting to rape a young nun, Sara (Shirley MacLaine), he shoots them dead and rescues the woman. The two escape to a nearby camp of Mexican revolutionaries, who have hired Hogan to help fight the invading French army. En route, Sara turns out to be surprisingly crude for a nun, drinking, smoking and using curse words. When she also proves to be handy with a gun, Hogan begins wondering if she is telling him the whole truth.
Production: Universal Studios
  2 nominations.
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116 min


(Hoots )


(Horses whinnying)

(Men shouting in distance )

(Shouting and whooping continues )

( st man ) Hee-yah! ( nd man ) I'm first!

(All shouting, indistinct)

# This is the way we go to church

# Go to church, go to church

# This is the way we go to church... #

(Woman screams )

The party's over. You men can get movin'.

Hell, I don't know who you are but, uh...

why be a hog, man?

She can handle four of us.

We also got some mighty fine whiskey.

- Waiting for you! - Besides...

Now what are you gonna do, you bastard?

You may get me...but you sure as hell ain't gonna get any part of her,

unless you like to have your fun with a corpse!

You keep standing around like that,

the sun's gonna burn the hell out of you.

They told me they were gonna kill me,

kill me so I couldn't report them.

(Sobbing) They told me...

Well, they ain't telling you much now.

So get dressed, hm?


(Woman ) You're a good man.

All my life I will pray to the Virgin to protect you from harm.

Jesus Christ.

And I will also pray that for all your life you have what you desire.

What the hell's a nun doin' out here?

I'm on a mission. In Mexico a nun can travel safely

among murderers and thieves.

I could have avoided these men but I came to ask for food.

- They give you any? - No.

- There's probably some leftovers. - I couldn't eat just now.

Well, you look like you could use a shot of whiskey.

Whiskey? Thank you.

- Your mule? - Yes.

No provisions, no canteen? Just how'd you figure on existing?

I was confident the Lord would provide.

Three more like them?

He also provided you.

- Which way you headed? - North.

North, huh?

Well, I'm headed south.

So I'll take those ponies and be on my way.

First we must cover them with stones.

We can't leave without giving them a Christian burial of some kind.

- After the way they treated you? - Of course.

You got to be touched in the head.

Do you have a shovel??

Sister, raise your eyes to heaven.

Now, are they or are they not God's creatures?

- Of course they are. - Why rob them of this nourishment?

Do you have a shovel??

Yeah, it's on my packhorse.

Would you get it, please, for the sake of my soul if not your own?

Sister, I don't mind shootin' 'em but I'm not gonna sweat over 'em.

You're as stubborn as my mule, you know?



How are the blisters?

Other things in life have hurt more.

Thank you, Brother.

- It's Hogan. - I'm Sister Sara.

Well, Sister Sara, if you ever get tired of being a nun,

you'll be an A- gravedigger.

Have some of these beans.

Those fellas weren't much in a fight but one of 'em wasn't a bad cook.

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Albert Maltz

Albert Maltz was an American playwright, fiction writer and screenwriter. He was one of the Hollywood Ten who were jailed in 1950 for their 1947 refusal to testify before the US Congress about their involvement with the Communist Party USA. more…

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