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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 27 May 1949 (USA)
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.



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Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
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Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She had the biggest Six-Shooters in the West!


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

27 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teacher's Pet  »

Box Office


$2,260,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Betty Grable campaigned for Gregory Peck as her leading man. See more »


The illumination of the schoolroom at night is mistimed with Betty Grable lighting the candle. See more »


Winifred Jones: Do tell. You must show me your gold mine someday.
Charles Hingleman: If you don't mind going down in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: How is that again?
Charles Hingleman: Well, you see, a gold mine having no stairs, you have to be lowered in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: Like the girl from Nantucket. Excuse me.
Charles Hingleman: How is that?
Winifred Jones: Oh, oh... just a poem.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998) See more »


Little Brown Jug
Music by Joseph Winner
Played during the first scene in the saloon with Blackie and Roulette
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So-so lighthearted movie, if you like broad comedy
9 February 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Have seen the movie on video only once and doubt I'd want to see it again. It's just too painfully farcical at times for my liking. As someone says, those freaky brothers are a bit much to see, that's why I wouldn't want to endure the movie again.

Bette Grable is always beautiful, no faulting there.

I rather felt Rudy Vallee got some rough treatment in this movie and didn't have not enough opportunity to shine with his usual suavity as in other films.

Glad I saw it once but that's about it. I really prefer any other Betty G. movies than this one, sorry to say. Most are super.

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