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The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  September 1949 (USA)
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In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two brothers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lillian Marlowe
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Gen. Michael O'Hara
Scott Brady ...
Lee O'Hara
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Grant O'Hara
Myrna Dell ...
Nancy
James Millican ...
Hawley
Clem Bevans ...
Hawley (as old Timer)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Ted (as Bob Stevenson)
Houseley Stevenson ...
Ted (as old Timer)
Robin Short ...
Bartender
Russell Simpson ...
Bartender (as old Timer)
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Colonel Logan
James Todd ...
Douglas Andrews
Edward Earle ...
Mr. Nolan
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In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two brothers.

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Taglines:

The WEST was WILD...but "LIL" drove it WILDER! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

September 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Aventureira  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Universal's only three-strip Technicolor release of the Forties not to receive a contemporary New York Times review. See more »

Soundtracks

Clancy Lowered the Boom
Music by Johnny Lange
Lyrics by Hy Heath
Sung by Myrna Dell
Sung and Danced by Yvonne De Carlo
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How to marry a millionaire
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Wonderful Yvonne De Carlo! This story of two cousins,vying with each others for a valuable property ,waiting for the ancestor's death (but it seems he is not about to kick the bucket) is a comedy where nobody seems to take things seriously ;there's a very long fight between the two heirs towards the end and Yvonne's choice does not seem to be the wisest,if we consider the very last picture of the movie.

But it does not matter;the only thing that matters is miss De Carlo:when she appears ,we only have eyes for her;her two songs are a true delight (the second one is witty,funny and infectious);generally I do not go much for those saloon ballads but those are the highlights of the movie.

The story is told by three old "witnesses";thus the arrival of the lady is filmed three times,each one giving his own version of the facts.


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