Paint Your Wagon is one of the classic musicals which began life as a stage play and then was turned into a very successful movie. Although the plot is not terribly great, what makes this movie outstanding is the array of songs, some of which have become standards: 'They Call The Wind Mariah', 'I Talk To The Trees', 'Paint Your Wagon', 'I Was Born Under A Wandering Star', and various others. The singing is excellent, the staging is surprisingly good (the set looks remarkably real, and it takes a keen eye, near the end, to see the concrete underpinnings that allow the buildings to give way and collapse), much of the acting is superb. There is a number of humorous bits along the way, such as the way the Mormon husband with his two wives is enabled to sell one of them to one of the men in the womanless town of several hundred single men. But it is the music that makes the play outstanding.
A bit isilly for me. Not really in the vain of classic Clint.
This must be one of Lerner and Loewe's weakest musicals with only four good songs. The story is very simple but it was padded out to an excessive length. It tells of a Mormon with two wives who auctions one off to become a wife with two husbands. Then there was a subplot about digging a tunnel under all the town buildings to collect the gold dust which fell under the floorboards. A tedious story with a conventional ending, and we never did find out why anyone was 'painting their wagon"!!
This was a great movie in its time however I don't think it has passed the test of time very well.
OK if you like traditional musicals and singing cowboys. High camp with Lee Marvin, but why did Clint sign up for this???
Funny in unintended ways, as some songs just appear without any pretense of relevance. Just a bit of fluff. Filmed in Oregon so there is some halfway decent scenery here and there.
Classic stars and classic musical for its time with a bit of raw comedy thrown in.
This one of the funniest movies ever made. I love it.
A fantastic musical/comedy - not to be missed by anyone.
Great piece of nostalgia. Saw the movie 10 times when it came out, and while it may be a bit dated now it is still great to watch.