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Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)

 -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  1948 (USA)
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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
Gallant Bess ...
The Wonder Horse
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Ted Daniels
Audrey Long ...
Penny Gray
Fuzzy Knight ...
Woody
James Millican ...
Bud Millerick
John Harmon ...
Blake
Edward Gargan ...
Deputy Sheriff (as Ed Gargan)
Cliff Clark ...
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Harry Cheshire ...
Edward 'Doc' Gray (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Evelyn Eaton ...
Billie (as Eevlynn Eaton)
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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

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Rodeo in Texas  »

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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.


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