Paint Your Wagon Overview:

Paint Your Wagon (1969) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by Alan Jay Lerner.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by Nelson RiddleNominated
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Pardner: Ben, how's married life?
Ben Rumson: Pardner, it was so good that I forgot that I was married.


Ben Rumson: Grace, I give you the boy. Give me back the man.


Ben Rumson: Is they dead? They better be cause I'm fixin' to bury em'!


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The original Broadway production of "Paint Your Wagon" opened at the Shubert Theater on November 12, 1951 and ran for 289 performances.
Lee Marvin was set to star in The Wild Bunch, a project that he helped put together with stuntman Roy N. Sickner, when Paramount offered him $1 million plus a percentage to star in this picture.
Released at a time when musicals were rapidly going out of fashion, the film went notoriously over budget and behind schedule. Opening to mostly negative reviews, it was not the huge box office success that the producers had hoped.
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