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Salty O'Rourke (1945)

 -  Drama  -  24 March 1947 (Sweden)
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Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and ... See full summary »

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Gail Russell ...
Barbara Brooks
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Smitty
Stanley Clements ...
Johnny Cates
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Doc Baxter
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Mrs. Brooks
Rex Williams ...
Babe
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Sneezer
Marjorie Woodworth ...
Lola
Don Zelaya ...
Hotel Proprietor
Lester Matthews ...
Salesman
William Forrest ...
Racing Secretary
William Murphy ...
Bennie
Denis Brown ...
Murdock
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Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey, Johnny Cates, who must fake his identity to race. Johnny and Salty both fall in love with Barbara Brooks and, to get even, Johnny considers throwing the horserace. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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One of Alan Ladd's best movies.
1 May 2004 | by (Milan Tennessee) – See all my reviews

It has been a while since I've seen this movies, but it is unforgettable even after so long. It is your typical bad guy turns good type plot with Ladd and Russell as the school teacher that wins his heart in the end excellent in their roles. Stanley Clements also stars as the disbanded jockey who has way to many vices and personal problems. Ladd wants to use him to pay off his gambling debts with no regard whatsoever for his personal welfare. Russell changes all that and all is well that ends well and we all need a happy ending every now and then and this movie supplies. I don't believe the movie has ever been released on DVD or even VHS. If anyone knows where I could find this excellent movie please let me know. I would love to see it again and relive the wonderful feeling that it gave me when I first saw it.


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