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Black Bart (1948)

Passed | | Western | 25 May 1948 (France)
California stage robber Black Bart meets European dancer Lola Montez.

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Jersey Brady
Lloyd Gough ...
Sheriff Gordon
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Mark Lorimer
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Clark
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J.T. Hall
Ray Walker ...
MacFarland
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Teresa
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Ed Mason (as Eddy C. Waller)
Anne O'Neal ...
Mrs. Harmon (as Anne O'Neil)
Chief Many Treaties ...
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Storyline

Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

MASTER GUNMAN! LAWLESS LOVER! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 May 1948 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Black Bart  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edmond O'Brien was originally cast in the role of Lance Hardeen but he was replaced by Jeffrey Lynn. See more »

Goofs

One of the newspaper columns (c. 1849) mentions automobiles. See more »

Quotes

Lance Hardeen: One thing about being a crook. You can spot another crook at fifty paces.
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Connections

Remade as Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) See more »

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Interesting and disappointing
3 December 2000 | by (Surrey) – See all my reviews

Can you be disappointed if you had no expectations in the first place? In this case: yes. This less than a classic western has an above average idea it fails to deliver. The triangle romance between the zorro- like masked villain, the posing- as- a- good- guy villain and the European dancer- and- mistress- to- the- emperor- of- Austria- turned- saloon singer is actually quite original.

The film, however, is not. The standard western imagery and unimaginative cinematography/direction condemns this film into the "forgettable"- category. Still it must be noted that there is no hero in this western: just two outlaws and a corrupt dame. Although they get their due in the "grand" finale, themes like that are not frequent in the westerns of the classic era but associated usually to westerns in the late 60's and 70's.


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