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      The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday

      PG Released Jun 23, 1976 1 hr. 42 min. Western Comedy List
      Reviews 45% 250+ Ratings Audience Score The year is 1908, and aging adventurer Sam Longwood (Lee Marvin) and his gang of crooked cowboys have been cheated out of a big score by their own cohort, Jack Colby (Robert Culp). After years of searching, Sam finally tracks Colby down and decides to take revenge against his former accomplice. Sam regroups his old circle of grifters, and they hatch a scheme to get their hands on Colby's fortune; however, nothing seems to go smoothly for these ramshackle scam artists. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member It's got some questionable elements, by today's standards, but this is otherwise a blast. A silly western romp, that is full of actors obviously having loads of fun. Which is infectious. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/03/21 Full Review robert p Can I say I hated this movie, it was not funny at all. If you want to see Lee Marvin at his best, see "Cat Balou" sp? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I have heard about this movie for years and ran across it on different streaming services a couple times. Finally decided to watch it. Don't see what the big deal was. I don't remember laughing a single time. I would rather watch Paint Your Wagon if I wanna watch a Lee Marvin western comedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly but entertaining comedy/western along the lines of "Cat Ballou". Not as funny at "Cat Ballou" but a very good cast that includes Lee Marvin, Strothers Martin, Kay Lenz, Oliver Reed, and Robert Culp make it more enjoyable than the script deserved. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Rowdy, slapstick, Western-comedy, full of low-brow, smutty shenanigans delivered by an intriguing cast clearly having a blast themselves. Lee Marvin, Robert Culp, & perennially- seedy desert-slob Strother Martin steal the show, as does Oliver Reed, oddly cast as a randy half-breed Indian with a severe dose of the clap! Also featuring the petite & delightful Kay Lenz in an early role as a wayward prostitute, and an unrecognizable Sylvia Miles as the bordello madame hot on her trail. I've been waiting for years for it to appear on video, in any form--hopefully, one day! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member did not like the nudity and profanity. I give it 2 stars for being a little funny Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday tries to be funny all the time, and almost never succeeds. May 9, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy I can't say that the picture is a success, but fans of bawdy comedies will appreciate at least some of its choices. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 2, 2020 Full Review Ruth Batchelor Los Angeles Free Press What I saw was a very bad imitation of Cat Ballou. Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Richard T. Jameson Parallax View As American-International Pictures' first "class" production, the film does not bode well. Any one of AIP's beach party flicks was funnier... May 4, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The year is 1908, and aging adventurer Sam Longwood (Lee Marvin) and his gang of crooked cowboys have been cheated out of a big score by their own cohort, Jack Colby (Robert Culp). After years of searching, Sam finally tracks Colby down and decides to take revenge against his former accomplice. Sam regroups his old circle of grifters, and they hatch a scheme to get their hands on Colby's fortune; however, nothing seems to go smoothly for these ramshackle scam artists.
      Director
      Don Taylor
      Executive Producer
      Samuel Z. Arkoff
      Screenwriter
      Richard Alan Shapiro
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 23, 1976, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 8, 2017
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