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River Lady (1948)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | June 1948 (USA)
During the 1850s, crooked lumber syndicate man Beauvais tries to take over the local mill while Sequin, the sensual owner of a gambling riverboat, tries to control the heart of Mississippi lumberjack Dan Corrigan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beauvais
Rod Cameron ...
Dan Corrigan
Helena Carter ...
Stephanie Morrison
Lloyd Gough ...
Mike Riley
Florence Bates ...
Ma Dunnegan
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H.L. Morrison
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Swede
Esther Somers ...
Mrs. Morrison
Anita Turner ...
Esther
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Rider
Dewey Robinson ...
Bouncer
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Hewitt (as Eddy C. Waller)
Milton Kibbee ...
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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The brawling story of the lusty Mississippi ...

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Action | Drama | Western

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June 1948 (USA)  »

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La reina del rio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role played by Helena Carter was originally given to Ann Blyth. See more »

Quotes

Dan Corrigan: Stevie, behave yourself or I'm going to give you the worst spanking of your life.
Stephanie: I might even like that.
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Connections

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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Logging Country
15 April 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Usually films set on the Mississippi are concerned with the area south of St. Louis to the New Orleans area and the delta. But River Lady is set in the country north of Minneapolis/St.Paul and it deals with the men who chop down trees and some women who scheme to get them.

Such a woman is Yvonne DeCarlo riverboat gambling queen who sets up shop to take the logger's wages away and she's pretty good at it. She's got it bad for Rod Cameron, tough talking, two fisted logging man whom she thinks can do better. She buys into John McIntire's failing company on the condition that Cameron be made boss only he's not to know about her asking.

But also McIntire's daughter Helena Carter takes an interest in Cameron. All the while Dan Duryea another riverboat gambler who like DeCarlo is watching and waiting for a moment to move in on the logs and Yvonne. He gets his opportunity.

The characters are nicely developed though I think that Cameron was a bit of a lug. Although Duryea usually plays oily creatures in his films like this one, I can't believe DeCarlo didn't see he was far more suited to her.

Some nice logging sequences and a nasty fight with loggers for both Duryea and Camerone mixing it up at the end as Cameron tries to dynamite a log jam. Action fans should like this.


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