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Granny Get Your Gun (1940)

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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, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Minerva Hatton
Margot Stevenson ...
Phil Westcott
Clem Bevans ...
Clay Clement ...
Riff Daggett
William B. Davidson ...
Fitzgerald (as William Davidson)
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Sheriff Quinn
Granville Bates ...
Tom Redding
Ann E. Todd ...
Charlotte (as Ann Todd)
Vera Lewis ...
Max Hoffman Jr. ...
Archie Twitchell ...
Walter Wilson ...
Nat Carr ...


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 <>

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Comedy | Western


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10 February 1940 (USA)  »

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


Version of Perry Mason: The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (1959) See more »

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Granny Gone Wild
2 May 2007 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

This comedy/drama is done in the style of a "Frank Capra" movie. Mary Robson plays a resourceful "granny" (Minerva Hatton) who is trying to protect her granddaughter from being hung up on a "murder" charge. She is being defended by an old attorney friend (Nate Paulson) played by Harry Davenport. Minerva and Nate are a 2 headed Columbo who won't stop until they get to the truth. Granny is a very independent and forceful woman for her time. She is very persuasive and usually gets her way. Her character is the true definition of what "feminism" should have been then and now for that matter. Her character is not afraid to step on toes once in a while. The ends surely justifies the means here. Her movie sidekicks are all the familiar faces from that genre of movies in the late 30's, early 40's. While this movie is short in length, it really packs a punch and keeps you riveted. The editing in this movie is very good for its time and should have been nominated. This movie has all the right elements that work together for it to work successfully. I would have hoped that this may have developed into a series like that of the "Thin Man". Unfortunately, Mary Robson died 2 years after this movie was released, on October 20th, 1942. She has the notoriety of being the oldest born actress (1856) to ever be nominated for an academy award (Lady for a day-directed by Frank Capra). This is a movie that everyone could enjoy. Please check this out, you won't be disappointed.

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