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Valley of the Sun (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 6 February 1942 (USA)
In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware is courtmartialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths ... See full summary »

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Christine Larson
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Jonathan Ware
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Lord Warrick (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Jim Sawyer
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In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware is courtmartialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths with Christine Larson who is about to marry one of the crooked Indian agents...but not if Johnny can help it. The film lapses frequently into comedy, with an action climax as our hero tries to head off an incipient Indian war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A MIGHTY CAVALCADE OF THUNDERING ACTION SWEEPS ACROSS THE SCREEN IN THIS THRILLING SAGA OF AMERICA'S FRONTIER DAYS...(original Card A poster - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Western

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6 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El valle del sol  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Bill Yard: There's only two ways to handle women...and nobody knows what they are.
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Listed also as cast members: "Indians from the pueblos of Taos, Santa Clara, Jemes, San Juan and Tesuque" See more »

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Referenced in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Strains played in the score right before the end
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Lucille Ball In A Western?
5 November 1999 | by (Little Rock, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This entertaining western is an interesting mix of comedy and adventure, complete with cowboys, indians and couple of black hats. Be sure and watch for the very funny wedding scene involving a bunch of ants. Starring Lucy in her only western movie role, and co-starring John Craig, Cedric Hardwicke and Dean Jagger.

Worth a peek


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