Dirty Dingus Magee
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Dirty Dingus Magee is a comic 1970 western film starring Frank Sinatra as the title outlaw and George Kennedy as a sheriff out to capture him. It was based on the novel The Ballad of Dingus Magee by David Markson.
Dingus Magee (Sinatra) is an outlaw in the old west who undertakes a series of comic adventures with the local sheriff (Kennedy) in pursuit.
Dirty Dingus Magee was filmed under the title Sheriff and the Dirty Scrubber, but the title was changed before release due to legal reasons. Template:Fact
Although the title role was written for a 19 year-old, when Sinatra (then 54) became interested, the character was re-written to be a middle-aged man. Dirty Dingus Magee continued a trend of comic westerns featuring big-name stars.
- Frank Sinatra as Dingus Magee
- George Kennedy as Hoke Birdsill
- Anne Jackson as Belle End
- Lois Nettleton as Prudence Fillingsberrydon
- Jack Elam as Wesley Weasley (based on real-life outlaw John Wesley Hardin)
- Michele Carey as Anna Hot Fanny
- John Dehner as General George Foreman
- Henry Jones as Reverend Green
- Harry Carey, Jr. as Charles Xavier