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Renegade Girl -- Jean Shelby, a member of a family of Confederate sympathizers in Missouri during the Civil War, has been providing information about the Union Army to Confederate Raiders...

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Director:
Writer:
Edwin V. Westrate (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 December 1946 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
SHE-DEVIL in war----ANGEL in LOVE! (original ad - several caps) See more »
Plot:
Ann Shelby, whose family is allied with the notorious William Quantrill, turns outlaw to revenge herself on a renegade Indian who killed her brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Fast Start, Good Ending, Rather Slow in the Middle See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ann Savage ... Jean Shelby
Alan Curtis ... Capt. Fred Raymond
Edward Brophy ... Bob Crandall
Russell Wade ... Jerry Long

Jack Holt ... Maj. Barker
Claudia Drake ... Mary Manson
Ray Corrigan ... William Quantrill
John 'Dusty' King ... Cpl. Brown (as John King)
Chief Thundercloud ... Chief White Cloud (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
Edmund Cobb ... Sgt. James
Dick Curtis ... Joe Barnes (as Richard Curtis)
Nick Thompson ... Tom Starr
Harry Cording ... Miller
Ernie Adams ... Ted Rockley
Jimmy Martin ... Bob Shelby (as James Martin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Art Dillard ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Mr. Shelby (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Guard (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Sgt. Dale (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Raider (uncredited)
Post Park ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
Forrest Taylor ... Dr. Manson (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
 
Writing credits
Edwin V. Westrate (original screenplay)

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Samuel K. Decker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Darrell Calker 
 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr.  (as James Brown Jr.)
 
Production Management
Carl K. Hittleman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl K. Hittleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound technician (as Max Hutchinson)
 
Stunts
Vivian Lopez .... riding double: Ann Savage
 
Editorial Department
Arthur A. Brooks .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
David Chudnow .... musical director
 
Other crew
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
 

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Runtime:
65 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although Ernie Adams and Harry Cording are prominently billed in the opening credits, they are mysteriously missing from the end credits.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Ann Savage's stylishly blonded and bobbed hairstyle is strictly 1946, and relentlessly out of place in the 1864-1865 time frame in which the story is supposedly taking place.See more »
Quotes:
Jean Shelby:[to Sgt. James] Well, if you know anything about me, you know I always ride alone.
[Sneering]
Jean Shelby:And when I do ride alone, it won't be Yankees!
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Court-Martial (1928)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fast Start, Good Ending, Rather Slow in the Middle, 9 July 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

A Western with a semi-historical Civil War setting, "Renegade Girl" gets off to a fast start and has a good ending, although in between it slows down quite a bit. It has an interesting story and leading character.

Ann Savage stars as Jean Shelby, a Confederate sympathizer in Missouri late in the Civil War. She and her family have been helping provide information to Quantrill's raiders, so the Union Army is trying to find the Shelbys, assisted by an outcast Indian who has his own grudge against the family. Things get complicated when Jean and Union Captain Fred Raymond fall in love with each other, raising difficult questions about their loyalties and futures.

The film gets off to a pretty good start, with a lot of action that is mostly plausible, especially given the complex historical situation. It slows down then for quite a while, and starts to drag a bit. But it picks up towards the end, and the final sequence is pretty good, and not predictable. Savage does rather well in the lead, making her character mostly believable. Most of the other characters are routine (especially the Indians, portrayed in a very unfavorable light), aside from Edward Brophy as a gregarious member of Quantrill's gang.

There's nothing spectacular here, but it's a decent film and should be worth watching either for fans of old Westerns or for those interested in movies about the Civil War era.

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