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Release Date:
11 December 1942 (USA) See more »
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Marlene Dietrich ... Josie Winters

Randolph Scott ... Cash Evans

John Wayne ... Pittsburgh Markham
Frank Craven ... 'Doc' Powers
Louise Allbritton ... Shannon Prentiss

Shemp Howard ... Shorty

Thomas Gomez ... Joe Malneck
Ludwig Stössel ... Dr. Grazlich
Samuel S. Hinds ... Morgan Prentiss

Paul Fix ... Mine Operator

William Haade ... Johnny
Charles Coleman ... Butler
Nestor Paiva ... Barney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Arnt ... Building Site Laborer (uncredited)
Lois Austin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Drunk (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Mine Foreman (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Mr. Cooper (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Miner (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Mine Superintendent (uncredited)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Derelict (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Barber (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Miner (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Sign Painter (uncredited)
Hal Craig ... Mr. Carney (uncredited)
Grace Cunard ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Wilson (uncredited)
Ed Emerson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)

Douglas Fowley ... Mort Frawley (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Officer at Ceremony (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ... Chemist (uncredited)
William Gould ... Burns (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Photographer at War Rally (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Fight Extra (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Scientist (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Nightclub Bit Role (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Smith (uncredited)
Kay Linaker ... Secretary (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Miner (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Carlos (uncredited)
Johnny Marvin ... Jones (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Tilda (uncredited)
Paul McVey ... Thornton (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... Miner (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Secretary (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Mr. Simons (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Doorman (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Referee (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Milgraine (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Mr. Wilcox (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Virginia Sale ... Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
Paul Scott ... Doctor (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Vaudeville MC (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Bill (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Officer O'Toole (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... Brawler (uncredited)
Sammy Stein ... Killer Kane (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Miner (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Brawler (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Attendant (uncredited)

Ray Walker ... Sutcliffe (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Kane's Fight Attendant (uncredited)
Phil Warren ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Seiler 
Writing credits
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay) and
Tom Reed (screenplay)

George Owen (story) and
Tom Reed (story)

John Twist (additional dialogue)

Robert Fellows  contributing writer (uncredited)
Winston Miller  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... executive producer
Robert Fellows .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
Frank Skinner 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Landres 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ira Webb 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (as Charles Gould)
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Paul Neal .... technician
Special Effects by
Harry Kaufman .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Bud Geary .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Sid Davis .... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
Leland T. Doan .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dan Thomas .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 12, 1943 with Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne and Randolph Scott reprising their film roles.See more »
Anachronisms: Although the bulk of the picture takes place in the 1920s, clothes and hair styles are strictly up-to-the-minute 1942, when the picture was made. Early in the film, when the participants are supposedly racing to a mine disaster in the Pittsburgh area circa 1920, stock footage of a chase through downtown Los Angeles circa 1942 is used.See more »
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9 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A Western in the East, 19 January 2001

No doubt things were confusing at the onset of World War Two, especially with one American defeat after another, yet political confusion is no reason to move Dodge City to Pennsylvania and call it Pittsburgh. This movie is a warmed-over western, pure and simple. All the ingredients of a formula plot are incorporated, including the ambition, the fist fight and the rich "cowgirl." The themes of redemption for the good of the nation and cooperation in steel production define the conversion of steel plants during the war. The only real question is whether an overly ambitious industrialist (John Wayne) can be corralled for the benefit of the nation, of labour, and of the company itself. The acting is fairly stiff and the plot predictable. One expects more from the film, but it just doesn't happen. Redemption is a common salvation for overly selfish industrialist, but there is little that can redeem this movie--it seems to be a remake of a remake of a remake. For anyone who likes westerns, this movie is ideal. How often does one find a western in the East?

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