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George C. Scott,
It's oil boom time in Oklahoma, and Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), a hard-bitten, cyncial feminist has a fight on her hands. The big oil companies don't like the fact that she's working a potentially profitable wildcat rig. Reluctantly, Lena must accept the aid of her estranged father Cleon Doyle (Sir John Mills), and Noble Mason (George C. Scott), the man he hires to help. The three form an unlikely team: Lena hates men, Mason is out for himself, and Lena's father is trying to make up for a lifetime of neglecting his daughter. But together, they take on the big guys and put up a terrific fight.Written by
You don't like men much, do you?
Maybe you're the kind who prefers women.
No. Women are even worse; they try to be like men, but they can't cut it. I'd like to be a member of a third sex.
Third sex? Mmm-hmmm. Well, which article would you have - the one that goes in, or the one that goes out?
Well, which one would you favor?
Both. If I had both sex organs, I could just screw myself, couldn't I? Well, couldn't I?
[Mason gets up to leave the shack]
Aren't you going to finish your soup?
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Send a Little Love My Way
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Hal David
Sung by Anne Murray
[Played over the opening titles, opening credits and end credits. It is also played as background music when Mase is trying to sleep in his leaky tent during the rainstorm.] See more »
I saw this movie in high school and have been waiting for a video release ever since. The screenwriter, Marc Norman, created a masterpiece, and Stanley Kramer directs one of his best movies ever. A great mix of intelligent dialogue, social critique, and sexual politics.
If you're a fan of David Mamet or HBO's "Deadwood," then you'll love this vulgar and profane bit of Americana. The leads play against type and pull off some really great performances. Scott and Dunaway are terrific together; too bad they never paired up again.
If you think this is a one-off, consider this: Marc Norman would go on to win an Oscar for "Shakespeare in Love." Mr. Norman, can you use your clout to get a DVD release?
This is a great little allegory about the constant struggle between artistic filmmakers (drilling for oil) and the finance people who stand around the edge of the set, taking pot shots, while waiting for the gusher to pay off.
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