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The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Miss Belle / Belle Starr
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Maj. Thomas Crail
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Ed Shirley (as John Shepperd)
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Sarah
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Blue Duck
Louise Beavers ...
Mammy Lou
Olin Howland ...
Jasper Trench
Paul E. Burns ...
Sergeant (as Paul Burns)
Joe Sawyer ...
John Cole (as Joseph Sawyer)
Joe Downing ...
Jim Cole (as Joseph Downing)
Howard C. Hickman ...
Col. Thornton (as Howard Hickman)
Charles Trowbridge ...
Col. Bright
James Flavin ...
Sergeant
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Carpetbagger
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Storyline

The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath. Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees. She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities against exploiters until she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap. Highly romanticized and little connection with history. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Filmed in TECHNICOLOR in the "Jesse James" Country See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 September 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Belle Starr The Bandit Queen  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1950, 20th Century Fox reissued this film on a bill with Guadalcanal Diary (1943) and The Purple Heart (1944). See more »

Goofs

When Ed Shirley is shot from his horse, he is shown from a distance, but you can still see that instead of being knocked off his horse, he dismounts by lifting his leg up and over the saddle in front of him and then falling to the ground. See more »

Quotes

Jasper Tench: Stealin' what's yours ain't stealin'.
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Version of Montana Belle (1952) See more »

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Aged, but interesting.
20 December 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film is technically very up to date even though it is from 1941. It is an expensive color production, trying to stay on the wake of Gone With The Wind. Where the film aged considerably is on the script which is either patronizing in relation to Afro Americans or downright racist like when it shows Randolph Scott scaring carpetbaggers out of Missouri. Gene Tierney with a heavy southern accent is very good as Belle and so is Randolph Scott as Sam Starr. It is very rare to see Scott in a romantic part and he comes out great. It is curious that they show the three Younger brothers with a different surname, Cole. That is quite a direct reference to Cole Younger, yet they changed the names. Dana Andrews is the Union Major Grail who is in love with Belle but places duty above everything. "Belle Starr" has aged but it is still an interesting film to see.


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