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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:

How Can They Shoot STRAIGHT...when she keeps throwing them CURVES! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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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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Trivia

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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Classic Western - and a great film.
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other than THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, I do not know of another Western that as accurately captures the true nature of the West - and the men and women who settled it. The plot is that of a romantic comedy, but the characters are wonderfully written and acted - far better than in most 'serious' films.

The two brothers battling each other for the affection of one women is both funny - and dramatically believable. And the telling of the story from three different points of view is superbly done.

In my opinion, this is one of the most under-rated films ever made in Hollywood.

Don't miss it!


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