Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American western movie starring Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine. It was released in 1970 and directed by Don Siegel.
The film opens with its star saving a naked woman from being gang-raped. He's more than a little surprised when the attractive woman, Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine), dons a habit. It seems she's deeply committed to a group of Mexican revolutionaries fighting against the French. Hogan (played by Eastwood), agrees to escort her to the camp, since he's already arranged to help them attack the French garrison, in exchange for a portion of the garrison's strongbox
if they are successful.
As they travel, there are some revelations that Sara might not be quite what she seems. She sneaks a few puffs of one of Hogan's discarded cigars and shows a fondness for the odd shot of whiskey after harrowing encounters. Near Santa Maria, Hogan's attempt to blow up a French ammunition train is foiled by an arrow in the shoulder, but after bandaging him, Sara helps the mercenary set off the planted charge with a rifle. When they reach the camp of Juarista commander Col. Beltran (Manolo Fabregas), Sister Sara displays a detailed knowledge of the layout of the French garrison while revealing her true identity, which comes as a surprise to no one but Hogan.
Pop Culture Influences
Shock rocker Alice Cooper
released a song on his 2001
entitled "Sister Sara", which is about a woman posing as a nun while living a life of sin.
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