Movie House Memories

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Episode #6

Warner Bros released McCabe & Mrs. Miller to theaters on June 24, 1971. Robert Altman directed the film which starred Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Rene Auberjonois.

‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ Movie Summary

McCabe & Mrs. Miller takes place in the early 1900s. We meet the charismatic John McCabe who is a poker player and reputed gunfighter as he arrives in a small mining and lumber town in the Pacific Northwest. He decides it’s a nice place to open up a saloon and brothel. After he purchases some cheap women, Constance Miller shows up with an offer to run the brothel for him. She quickly establishes herself as the smarter of the two, and the business begins making tons of money. That success brings Eugene Sears and Ernie Hollander to town who then offer to buy McCabe out. When McCabe gambles on a better price, the men balk, and send for their hired killer to take McCabe out of the picture instead.

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Warner Bros released McCabe & Mrs. Miller to theaters on June 24, 1971. Robert Altman directs the film which stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, and Rene Auberjonois.

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  1. I think this film deserves almost every accolade it has. Not surprised Lori hated it(it is kind of a hard sell), but surprised Matt didn’t love it(seems like something he would)

    1. I think this is a bit of a different type of western than people are used to, but still one of my favorites.

    2. Hi Eddie. It’s been so long since we reviewed this one, I can hardly remember what my beef was. I’ll give it another watch soon and see if maybe I was too harsh.

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