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Where Is Paint Your Wagon Filmed?

Paint Your Wagon
Clint Eastwood soiled with dirt with a shovel in his hands talking with a bearded man in a scene from the film 'Paint Your Wagon', 1969. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Getty Images)

The cinematography of  Paint Your Wagon makes one wonder where it is filmed. It is a 1969 musical film directed by Joshua Logan. The movie features Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg in major roles. This film is an adaptation of the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon, written and directed by Lerner and Loewe. In its eighth week of release, this movie reached number one at the US Box office. Furthermore, it was one of the highest-grossing films of 1969. Let’s take a look at the cast, soundtrack, reviews, and where Paint Your Wagon is filmed.

Who Is In The Cast Of Paint Your Wagon?

The film stars popular actors like Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, and Jean Seberg. Eastwood is known for starring in iconic movies like Invictus, The Good, the Bad and The Ugly, American Sniper, and Unforgiven. Eastwood is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The film also stars Lee Marvin, who’s an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award recipient known for his major roles in movies like Cat Ballou (1965), The Killers (1964), Point Blank (1967), and The Big Red One (1980). Furthermore, the film features the 1960 Breathless actress Jean Seberg who worked in 34 films and was known as the icon of the New French Wave Cinema.

Paint Your Wagon

Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, and Lee Marvin in a still from the movie


The soundtrack of this movie consists of 14 tracks written by Lerner and Loewe. This album ranked 6th on the Kent Music Report of Australia. The major tracks of this album include songs that were originally sung for the 1951 Broadway Musical namely They Call The Wind Maria and Wand’rin’ Star. The American country rock band named Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed and recorded the song Hand Me Down That Can O’ Beans. 

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Where Is Paint Your Wagon Filmed?

A major part of this film is shot in Oregon, Paramount Studios as well as California. Some of the filming locations of this musical include the locations in Southern California, namely The Big Bear Lake and San Bernandino National Forest. Apart from Southern California, the filming locations of Oregon include The Baker City as well as the East Eagle Creek. Some of the scenes were also filmed at the Holcomb Valley, near the Big Bear Lake.

Paint Your Wagon

San Bernandino National Forest in Southern California

Reviews and Awards

This film grossed over 31.6 million upon its release. The IMBD rating for this movie is 6.6/10, whereas Rotten Tomatoes and Meta Critic rated this musical 20% and 50% on their websites. Roger Ebert, in his review, rates this movie two out of 5 stars. He writes, ” This movie doesn’t inspire a review. It doesn’t inspire a putdown. It just lies there in my mind like a big heavy lump. Apart from critics’ reviews, this movie has received mixed reviews from the audience till now.

Apart from receiving mixed reviews, this movie remains iconic due to the number of nominations as well as the awards it received. It was nominated for Best Motion Picture in the musical category of the Golden Globes Awards. In addition to that, this musical is an Oscar nominee in the category of Best Music/ Score of a Musical Picture. Furthermore, Paint Your Wagon is a winner of the Best Foreign Performer award by Fotogramas De Platas (1971). Lee Marvin is the recipient of this award.

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