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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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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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Western

Certificate:

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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

Originally, Alice Faye was set to play the title role. 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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A good yarn, taking some liberties with fact.
8 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My interest is movie music, featured and incidental, especially Westerns and John Ford Westerns in particular.

I noticed that Belle Starr used the same music theme as in Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". Apparently, this was also used in "Young Mr Lincoln". As the cues are not identified in films generally, does anyone have any information on the "love theme" used in hes three films? I believe it may have been Alfred Newman, but does anyone know what it was called and whether an orchestrated recoded version is available? Secondly, Ford used the old 19c song "Lorena" in "The Searchers" and "The Horse Soldiers", is this available in recorded instrumental, orchestrated form?


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