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Granny Get Your Gun (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 10 February 1940 (USA)
Minerva Hatton is back in Nevada, where she grubstaked her fortune years ago. Her granddaughter Julie Westcott is visiting while getting a divorce. They are blackmailed by Julie's husband, ... See full summary »

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Minerva Hatton is back in Nevada, where she grubstaked her fortune years ago. Her granddaughter Julie Westcott is visiting while getting a divorce. They are blackmailed by Julie's husband, Philip, who has two gambling checks Julie has given a gambling casino. Minerva, trying to buy them back, comes across Philip's murdered body. Believing Julie guilty, she substitutes her fingerprints and pleads guilty. When she learns that Julie is innocent of the killing, she does an about face, appearing in court as a sweet old lady instead of her usual rugged desert outfits, to play on the jury's sympathy. Freed, she still must find the killer to clear Julie, to whom the evidence points. After a little detectice work, she is convinced of the identity of the killer. She has herself sworn in as a temporary sheriff, jumps into her Model-T Ford and uses her marksmanship to nab the killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOOK OUT! Granny's got her gun...and that means TROUBLE! (original poster) See more »

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Based on Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason novel "The Case of the Dangerous Dowager." See more »

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During the trial, the judge fills a plain, clear glass two-thirds full of water and starts to hand it to Minerva. But in the next shot, the glass is only one-third full and has a criss-cross pattern upon it. See more »

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Referenced in The Blue Lamp (1950) See more »

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What a fun movie!
8 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an actress May Robson was – this time out she shows how deft she was at comedy. Robson's comments about- and to - her great granddaughter are particularly amusing as is her court scene. Her character, Minerva Hatton returns to Nevada to be with her granddaughter who is in Nevada getting a divorce from her odious husband played by Hardie Albright (who plays his role to a tee). Years earlier Minerva had lived in Nevada and made a bundle of money there during the boom years. She also retained the skills she learned there such as how to use a gun (she's a crack shot) and her country way of being plain spoken. She still has a lot of friends there including Nate Paulson (Harry Davenport), an attorney and Smokey (Clem Bevans), an office gopher and big fan of true detective magazines. A murder occurs and Minerva, Nate, and Smokey must find the killer. And they do. It was so refreshing seeing oldsters as the lead actors - and they were so entertaining. I do hope to be able to get a copy of this movie – it was delightful.


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