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Waterhole #3 (1967) (Region 2) (Import)

James Coburn , Carroll O'Connor , William A. Graham    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Timothy Carey, Bruce Dern
  • Directors: William A. Graham
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00502WQV4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,258 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Skadinavian Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Dutch. Audio: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German. Somewhere in the vicinity of the dusty Arizona burg of Integrity lies a fortune in stolen gold, buried at a desert waterhole by three confederates. Zeroing in on the hidden wealth is conniving gambler Lewton Cole (James Coburn), who's armed with a promising map, riding a stolen horse, and pursued by a less-than-law-abiding sheriff (Carroll O'Connor). And adding to the greed, corruption and lawlessness is a wonderfully misfit collection of additional treasure-seekers, including the original thieves and an Army cavalry troop - all intent on claiming the loot. Will they all converge on Waterhole #3 at the same moment? Margaret Blye, Bruce Dern, Claude Akins, Joan Blondell, James Whitmore and Timothy Carey also star in this boisterous Western comedy that rolls through the rowdy Old West like a prairie twister.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious hippie western? 5 Oct 2008
I watched this for the first time in my late youth in the late sixties and remember it as an aparte, twisted Western parody and a break from the usual Spaghetti- or classic John Wayne type- Westerns we used to get in those days.
Few movies from back then will stand the toll of the times and neither does this one I'm afraid. But as a remark of the new hippie anti-heroism and progressive criticism to the classical type Western movie it was not bad. New and different type of heroes were being created in those days.
The way Lewton Cole(Coburn) expedites his adversary in the beginning sets the new way of this movie right at the beginning. He does away with the traditional duel of the West. Timothy Cary (The late and the Great!) plays the most hilarious character by far and is close kin to Donald Sutherland's tank commander character in Kelly's Heroes. I'm always fond of James Whitmore, but he never gets the chance to show his caliber here, so look elsewhere for him to excel. Coburn is steady as usual and Carroll O'Connor (as in Archie Bunker) plays convincingly as Sheriff with a questionable attitude. Margaret Blye as the sheriff's daughter does not get much to play on I'm afraid. So the sixties were not as progressive for women as we like to remember, I'm afraid. That came much later.
The pace of the movie is far from today's standards, but it is surprisingly modern for its time. So maybe the best way is to watch a few
Westerns of the classical school, even Eldorado, before you see this. Then you'll be in the right frame of mind to be a little bit surprised!
Otherwise it will appear a bit lame, I'm afraid.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Politically incorrect but funny 15 July 2011
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Slightly dated but none the less a funny film.Coburn is an anti-hero as demonstrated by the opening gun-fight(shall not spoil it
by describing it,if you haven't seen it)Every one is corrupt and the film is very much in the style of the popular spaghetti films of the era.Coburn having taken the not so unwilling Margaret Blye describes the 'rape 'as assault with a friendly weapon-This was acceptable when the film was first released. However the film is funny and worth watching
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto You... 16 Nov 2003
By Chad Taylor - Published on
This movie is one to put on your list. A comedy of the old west where greed, corruption and lawlessness run rampant! James Coburn who is out to get whatever he can including a maiden's virtues is fantastic in this part. Carrol O'Connor as a wayward sheriff who's more concern for his pocket rather than the law is great as well as Bruce Dern who's at his typical not quite all their best! Roger Miller's music throughout this morality play gone wrong makes this film. This needs to be on DVD!
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a review but a plea 30 Oct 2004
By breezed - Published on
Anything I could say has pretty much already been said. This is a hidden treasure. Please please, whoever has the authority to do so, please put this out in a quality DVD edition. I really can't understand why it already isn't. Sadly, James Coburn isn't around anymore to do an audio commentary. I would really like to hear from all the principals what it was like to make this movie.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mindless fun 27 Aug 2006
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James Coburn plays a stereotypical bad guy in this movie about a western gold robbery. Challenged in a bar to a gunfight at sundown, he walks out into the street but instead of the classical walk toward the other gunfighter, he walks around to the other side of his horse, takes the rifle out of the scabbard, sites across the saddle and shoots the gunfighter from a distance. From the body of the victim, he takes a map to stolen gold and the fun begins. The movie is actually set in a lighthearted vein, with occasional crosses into the dark side. Coburn wants the sheriff's horse, so he locks the sheriff into his own jail with no clothes and proceeds to the sheriff's place to steal the horse. This movie never heard of politically correct. The sheriff wants the gold as much as Coburn and of course there is the sheriff's daughter, who is no sure what she wants. In the background, the soundtrack has a song which talks about the "code of the west" even as every body in the movie violates it. I gave the movie 4 stars not 5, because it is not one of the greats, the plot is kind of shallow and the acting a little wooden at times, but it is a fun show.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great movie... 9 Jun 2004
By "japi39" - Published on
I love satires like Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein etc etc and adored this movie that is a true Western satire. I own this on VHS but want to buy it on DVD. TELL the peeps who do that sort of thing !
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coburn at his amoral peak 21 Nov 2002
By David Mullenix - Published on
I heard the Roger Miller soundtrack first and then I HAD to see the movie! It didn't dissapoint. James Coburn, Carol O'Connor, stolen gold, Hilb the "frontier delinquent" (Roger Miller's term), a wronged damsel, rank discrimination ("arrest the foreigner") and the not quite good girl winning it all in the end. Want more? How about James Coburn called out into the street for a gunfight - which he wins by shooting his challenger with the challenger's own rifle, from behind the challenger's own horse?
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