Plot[edit | edit source]
When gunslinger Hogan (Clint Eastwood) discovers a group of men attempting to rape a young nun, Sara (Shirley MacLaine), he shoots them dead and rescues the woman. The two escape to a nearby camp of Mexican revolutionaries, who have hired Hogan to help fight the invading French army. En route, Sara turns out to be surprisingly crude for a nun, drinking, smoking and using curse words. When she also proves to be handy with a gun, Hogan begins wondering if she is telling him the whole truth.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Clint Eastwood as Hogan
- Shirley MacLaine as Sara
- Manuel Fábregas (billed as Manolo Fábregas) as Col. Beltrán
- Alberto Morin as Gen. LeClaire
- Armando Silvestre as 1st American
- John Kelly as 2nd American
- Enrique Lucero as 3rd American
- David Estuardo as Juan
- Ada Carrasco as Juan's mother
- Pancho Córdova as Juan's father
- José Chávez as Horacio
- José Ángel Espinosa as French Officer
- Rosa Furman as Sara's friend
Reception[edit | edit source]
Critical response[edit | edit source]
Two Mules for Sister Sara received moderately favorable reviews, and Roger Greenspun of the New York Times reported, "I'm not sure it is a great movie, but it is very good and it stays and grows on the mind the way only movies of exceptional narrative intelligence do".
The New York Times in its book, The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made included Two Mules for Sister Sara in its top 1,000 films of all time.