This is a perfect example of what went wrong with movie making in the late 1960's. Old Hollywood (cast of thousands, musicals, Technicolor, entertainment on a grand scale) vs. New Hollywood (independent productions, films with a message, up and coming directors and actors who rejected the studio system). The big studios were selling off their assets, being acquired by large mutinational companies, and were totally out of touch with the movie going public. Instead of giving us more films like "The Graduate", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Carnal Knowledge", and "The Wild Bunch" they gave us stuff like "Paint Your Wagon" and "Oliver." Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood singing and dancing! What braniac came up with this idea? The decline of the musical genre as a viable commercial product can be attributed to this movie. It took 15+ years until the rebirth occurred in animated form with Disney's "The Little Mermaid."