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Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 1948 (UK)
A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship.

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David Harvey is a widower with a young son, Davey. They live on an isolated Ohio farm during the pioneer days. He wants his son to be raised in the manner his wife would have wanted - with proper schooling, Bible study and proper manners. Rachel, an indentured servant, is sold to David. David then marries her in order that little Davey would have a mother to properly raise him. David shows no real affection towards Rachel since this is a marriage of convenience. This all changes when Jim, a friend of the family comes for a visit. During his stay, David sees that there is more to Rachel than just being a "bonds woman", especially when Jim takes a liking to her. This awakens new feelings in David for Rachel. Written by Kelly

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Adventure | Western

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of RKO's biggest hits of 1948, earning $395,000.00. See more »

Goofs

While Davey rushes back from the store to eavesdrop on the transaction, the light and shadows indicate it's mid to late afternoon. Mere minutes later as the camera moves outside again, it is already dusk. See more »

Quotes

Jim: You ain't ordering me off, Davey. I'm leaving of my own accord but not without Rachel. I offered to buy you out fair and square.
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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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Rachel
Music by Roy Webb
Lyrics by Waldo Salt
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Sadly Underrated Western
5 November 1999 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

This film is often overlooked despite the presence of Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and William Holden in the cast. It's a well-done frontier story with plenty of action and romance. Loretta Young has never looked more fetching and the Mitchum/Holden combo is a knock out.


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