Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Paint Your Wagon

Away out here they've got a name for rain and wind and fire. 
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe. 
And they call the wind Maria.

Why is the fire "Joe?"

There's not much plot to this one. The mining town is built. The townsfolk fall in love or lust. The mine dries up. Everyone leaves. In place of a plot we get a series of skits with the various eccentric townsfolk and a delightful Lerner and Loewe score. The film added a love triangle, and Clint Eastwood, but cut most of the songs.

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