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River Lady (1948)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  June 1948 (USA)
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In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan Duryea ...
Beauvais
Rod Cameron ...
Dan Corrigan
Helena Carter ...
Stephanie Morrison
Lloyd Gough ...
Mike Riley
Florence Bates ...
Ma Dunnegan
...
H.L. Morrison
Jack Lambert ...
Swede
Esther Somers ...
Mrs. Morrison
Anita Turner ...
Esther
Edmund Cobb ...
Rider
Dewey Robinson ...
Bouncer
Eddy Waller ...
Hewitt (as Eddy C. Waller)
Milton Kibbee ...
Limpy
Billy Wayne ...
Dealer
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In spring 18__, the loggers arrive at a mill town on the upper Mississippi drainage; the gambling riverboat is there to meet them, with river queen Sequin who loves logger Dan Corrigan. Sharp businessman Beauvais also wants Sequin, as well as all the sawmill business. To keep Dan near her, Sequin manipulates him into managing the local Morrison Mill; but then Morrison's daughter Stephanie sets her cap at Dan... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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June 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rivalen am reißenden Strom  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Sequin: He trusts me.
Beauvais: He must have learned about women in kindergarten.
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Referenced in Let's Go to the Movies (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Louie Sands and Jim McGee
Music by Walter Schumann (based on "O Tanenbaum")
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Yvonne De Carlo
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Tree loggers of America, unite!
21 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

The "love quartet" aspect of "River Lady" (rich, power-driven Yvonne De Carlo and precocious Helena Carter love rugged tree logger Rod Cameron, crooked businessman Dan Duryea loves Yvonne) is slight and banal, though Helena Carter glows in one of her first roles, and this must be one of the very few instances where (SPOILER!) Yvonne De Carlo doesn't get her man! More interesting is the "business" aspect of the film: the independent loggers fighting collectively against the syndicate that wants to monopolize the market (and drive their wages down). Also interesting are the scenes of the actual process of tree-cutting and log-transporting streaming down the river. A compliment I can pay to this movie is that it looks like it could have been made in the 1950s, but the actual production date is 1948. **1/2 out of 4.


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