The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (1976)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Western, Crime Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 23, 1976 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this broad comedy-western set in 1908 Colorado, Lee Marvin and Oliver Reed team up as Sam Longwood and Joe Knox, two con-men who once worked as a team. They reunite in order to get revenge upon their third partner, Jack Colby (Robert Culp), who used the trio's ill-gotten gains to become a high society big shot. Oliver Reed's ridiculously stereotypical portrayal of an Indian goes down in film history as the most absurd casting of a Native-American role since Howard Keel's "distinctive" portrayal of Levi Walking Bear in The War Wagon. Kay Lenz also appears as the sexy prostitute Thursday, who has an affair with Sam.

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boxing, con/scam, double-cross, gold-mine, high-society, kidnapping, May-December-romance, Native-American, prostitute/prostitution, ransom, revenge, snake, wager