5.3/10
56
4 user 1 critic

Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)

Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly
Albuquerque (1948)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Gallant Bess (1946)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In addition to the horse playing a dual role, the horse was also a gelding which is a male, not a female. Quite an acting challenge for any actor.

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Marshall Thompson, George Tobias, Clem Bevans
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr.
D.O.A. (1950)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler
Wanda Nevada (1979)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Romantic drama following the fortunes of a drifter named Beaudray Demerille (Peter Fonda) who wins a young orphan named Wanda (13-year-old Brooke Shields) in a poker game and takes her gold... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fonda
Stars: Peter Fonda, Brooke Shields, Fiona Lewis
Deadlock (1970)
Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a deserted mining town at the end of nowhere three desperate men fight over a suitcase full of cash.

Director: Roland Klick
Stars: Mario Adorf, Marquard Bohm, Anthony Dawson
Big Muddy (2014)
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Martha Barlow, a modern-day outlaw, must reconcile her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime.

Director: Jefferson Moneo
Stars: Nadia Litz, Justin Kelly, David La Haye
Bright Angel (1990)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.

Director: Michael Fields
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Lili Taylor, Sam Shepard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ted Daniels
...
Penny Gray
...
Woody
...
Bud Millerick
...
Blake
Edward Gargan ...
Deputy (as Ed Gargan)
...
Doctor Gray (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Cliff Clark ...
Sheriff
Evelyn Eaton ...
Billie (as Eevlynn Eaton)
...
Herself (as Bess)
Edit

Storyline

Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1950 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboyen, pigen og hesten  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty Good Scenery & Photography; Story Doesn't Fulfil Its Potential
22 August 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

There is some pretty good scenery and photography in this movie, but the story never really fulfils its potential, and this keeps it from being anything more than average. It's not unpleasant, just bland, with characters and potential conflicts that are not fully developed.

Most of it is about Ted, a rodeo hand, and 'Bess', a wild horse that he has tamed and trained. Ted is mostly likable, but pretty dull, and most of the other characters are stock figures. There are really only a couple of scenes that aren't routine.

On the other hand, there is some good scenery, with plenty of outdoor shots, and a couple good views of groups of wild horses roaming free. The color photography is good, and has held up well. It makes it a mostly pleasant movie to watch, but it just never really gets going.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?