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Pierre of the Plains (1942)

Approved | | Drama | 29 July 1942 (USA)
In 1940's Moose Hill, Saskatchewan, outdoorsman Pierre is attracted to saloon-owner Daisy. Hearing of her impending marriage to 'Jap' Durkin, a law officer and rival, Pierre arranges things... See full summary »

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Daisy Denton
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'Jap' Durkin
Phil Brown ...
Val Denton
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Noah Glenkins
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Percival Wellsby
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Celia Wellsby
Patrick McVey ...
Sgt. Dugan
Frederick Worlock ...
Insp. Cannady
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Crying Loon
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Clairou
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Claire
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Henry O'Neill ...
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
William Post Jr. ...
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
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In 1940's Moose Hill, Saskatchewan, outdoorsman Pierre is attracted to saloon-owner Daisy. Hearing of her impending marriage to 'Jap' Durkin, a law officer and rival, Pierre arranges things so the wedding won't occur. Later, Daisy's brother Val, who is also on Durkin's bad side, accidentally kills a crony of Durkin's. Durkin arrests Val and is determined to see him punished, not so much for the killing, but also for the humiliation of the canceled wedding. Pierre, Daisy, and a couple of visiting campers help spring Val, resulting in more complications and another death. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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THEESE PIERRE...HE'S A DEVIL WITH THE LADIES! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Drama

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29 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El quijote de la pampa  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Monday 17 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 26 October 1957 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 22 April 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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During the river chase sequence, a segment showing Durkin chasing Pierre past a boulder in the river is shown twice, the first time it ends just as Pierre nears the boulder, the second time Pierre continues past the boulder and Durkin shoots at him. See more »

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Version of Over the Border (1922) See more »

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Saskatchewan
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by John Carroll
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This film is a lot of fun and will leave you with a smile
19 May 2013 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I watched this the other day on TCM and was VERY pleasantly surprised. The main character "Pierre" is a likable rouge played to perfection by John Carroll. He's tough, he's fair, and his good-natured. This was the kind of character I wish had shown up in a series of films. Yeah, as someone else pointed out, this is Hollywood's interpretation of Canada. Still who cares, you could say the same about most American Westerns too, lots of action and little fact. I was impressed by the witty dialog and quirky characters in this. And it was not always predictable either, for instance I was surprised at the way Pierre handled being cheated at cards. I loved this film and consider it a little gem. At the end I found myself feeling good and thinking, "Yep, they just don't make um like that anymore".


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