Two Mules for Sister Sara

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Don Siegel (1970)

15 Certificate


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Clint Eastwood plays a quizzical, slightly bemused cowboy in this immensely enjoyable Don Siegel caper, saving nun Shirley MacLaine from a fate worse than death in the Mexican desert. The two leads are perfectly paired, and MacLaine in particular turns in a great comic performance as her ill-fitting habit begins to slip. Siegel keeps the tension and pace roaring along as he pitches his stars into the middle of the Mexican Revolution and all its attendant mayhem, though some may find the final, gory battle scene out of kilter with the light-hearted tone of the rest of the movie.


A grizzled drifter rescues a nun from a gang of rapists and gets roped into escorting her across the Mexican desert. He gradually realises there is more to his new companion than meets the eye - and she may be hiding a surprising secret. Don Siegel's Western, starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fabregas, Alberto Morin and John Kelly. Including FYI Daily.

Cast & Crew

Hogan Clint Eastwood
Sister Sara Shirley MacLaine
Colonel Beltran Manolo Fabregas
General LeClaire Alberto Morin
1st American Armando Silvestre
2nd American John Kelly (3)
3rd American Enrique Lucero
Juan David Estuardo
Juan's mother Ada Carrasco
Juan's father Poncho Cordoba
Director Don Siegel
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Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, edited for some of its language. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray