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M'Liss (1936)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Western  |  27 July 1936 (USA)
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M'liss Smith, the wildcat daughter of Washoe Smith, lives a lively life in the small town founded by her father, a broken miner. However she is tamed under the influence of a handsome ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
M'liss Smith
John Beal ...
Stephen Thorne
Washoe Smith
Lou Ellis
Moroni Olsen ...
Frank M. Thomas ...
Alf Edwards
Ray Mayer ...
Clytie Morpher
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Archer Morpher (as William Benedict)
Arthur Hoyt ...
Mayor James Morpher
Margaret Armstrong ...
Mrs. Delia Morpher
James Bush ...
Jack Farlan
Esther Howard ...
Louis Mason ...
Judge Weinner
Arthur Loft ...
Clem Larkin


M'liss Smith, the wildcat daughter of Washoe Smith, lives a lively life in the small town founded by her father, a broken miner. However she is tamed under the influence of a handsome schoolteacher, Stephen Thorne. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Release Date:

27 July 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Decidida  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Researcher Elizabeth McGaffey was reported to have worked also on the 1918 version of the story. See more »


Version of M'Liss (1918) See more »


There Is a Tavern in the Town
(1891) (uncredited)
Written by F.J. Adams
Sung and Danced by Anne Shirley with Ray Mayer at the piano, and the saloon patrons singing the chorus
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Stellar supporting cast
12 September 2009 | by (london) – See all my reviews

With a very young Anne Shirley and John Beal in the lead the real weight of keeping this film going rests on the supporting cast.In particular Guy Kibee who does his usual bumbling drunk role with effortless ease.Then there is Douglas Dumbrille cast this time in a more sympathetic role than his subsequent dyed in the wool villains.He to me is in fact the real star with his rather warm characterisation.Anne Shirley was only 18 when she made this film and yet it was her 37th!It was the sort of role that she seemed to get stuck in till she grew up.John Beal is fairly annonymous in the lead juvenile role.The film is fairly unmemorable and of no particular merit.

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