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Les Petroleuses Details

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Imagine, for a moment, that a town in the American Old West was founded by and for French people, and that two of the sexiest women in modern times were rivals for control of that town. In Les Petroleuses, Frenchy ([[Performer~P3899~Brigitte Bardot~brigittebardot]]) and Maria ([[Performer~P10829~Claudia Cardinale~claudiacardinale]]) are at war over an oil lease. Maria and her gang of train-robbing brothers got a poor haul on their last robbery. The only thing they found was one measly case with a geological map indicating that a nearby farm was a likely oil-drilling site. It's too bad for Maria that Frenchy has the deed to the farm. While the two of them feud over this and other issues, the bumbling local sheriff is desperately trying to learn French, so that he can woo one of these extraordinary dames. This film sounds as though it was intended as a comedy, but it was made as a perfectly straightforward, serious Western. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Brigitte Bardot
as Frenchie
Claudia Cardinale
as Maria
Michael J. Pollard
as Marshal
Emma Cohen
as Sister
Patty Shepard
as Petite Pluie
Denise Provence
as Mlle. Letellier
France Dougnac
as Elisabeth
Georges Beller
as Marc
Jacques Jouanneau
as Mons. Letellier
Patrick Prejean
as Luc
Raoul Delfosse
as Le Cornac
Riccardo Salvino
as Jean
Teresa Gimpera
as Caroline
Valery Inkijinoff
as Spitting Bull
Micheline Presle
as Aunt Amelie

Crew

Christian-Jaque
Director
Guy Casaril
Director
Francis Cosne
Producer
Guy Casaril
Screenwriter
Clement Bywood
Screenwriter
Jean Nemours
Screenwriter
Marie-Ange Anies
Screenwriter
Daniel Boulanger
Screenwriter
Henri Persin
Cinematographer
Christian Gaubert
Composer (Music Score)
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Nicole Guadauchon
Editor
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