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Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

Approved | | Western | 4 July 1949 (USA)
How good luck with women and horses pushes Sam Bass toward outlawry.

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Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Branding their outlaw names ... into the fiery fame of the West !

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4 July 1949 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Some of the cattle drive scenes were lifted from the Universal film 'Cattle Drive' [1950]. See more »

Quotes

Abe Jones: How's the coffee, Dakota? Is it strong enough?
Dakota: Drop a rock in it! If it don't sink, it's strong enough.
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Featured in La Noche de Enfrente (2012) See more »

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Pause for thought
30 June 2001 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is largely an unremarkable little film, with mostly wooden performances typical of the time in which it was made, but it does show how easy it is for a man to take the wrong turning through no fault of his own, when circumstances beyond his control provide no other option.


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