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The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 September 1951 (Finland)
Lawyer Ginger Rogers is hired to keep dumb cowboy Jack Carson out of trouble.

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'A.J.' Furnival
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Ben Castle
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Alice Dean
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Harry Kallen
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Uncle George
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Steve Hall
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Ignacio
Mira McKinney ...
Mrs. Forbes
Gordon Nelson ...
Ricky
George Meader ...
Bellboy at the Lariat
Kemp Niver ...
Killer
Robert Williams ...
Jake Harris (as Robert B. Williams)
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Actor Ben Castle is a phony singing cowboy who can not ride, sing, or act, and is afraid of guns and horses and the first one out the door when trouble breaks out. His studio hires attorney Abigail Furnival, to get him out of trouble with a big-time gambler because he can not pay off a gambling debt. And the next thing she knows is that she has married him. The gambler decides to write off the debt when he learns that Abigail is the daughter of an old friend. But the gambler is murdered, and Ben appears to be involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Kerskailija kannuksissa  »

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Final film of Stanley Ridges. See more »

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Movie Cowboy marries at the bar
4 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It's kind of hard to believe that Ginger Rogers could possibly have been interested in Jack Carson. This film could have been a whole lot better with Lucille Ball or even Joan Davis who plays Ginger's roommate and confidante in the title role.

The Groom With Spurs casts Ginger as a lawyer and daughter of a famous man of the bar who is just starting to make a name for herself. Until she gets Jack Carson as a client and then she winds up marrying him.

Carson is his usual bloviating blowhard self and he plays a movie cowboy who does little on the screen but mouth dialog. He's got a big gambling debt to Stanley Ridges over in Nevada where it's legal and therefore one can sue. So he hires Rogers as an attorney and winds up marrying her.

For Carson this is a perfect role. And Ginger tries to mold him to be more like the screen image she and rest of a America know. It's not going to be easy, but he gets an opportunity in real life to show what he's made of.

All I can say is those films he did do give him some indication of what a hero is supposed to be.

To be a classic this needed a classic comedienne. Ginger is all right in the part, but what Lucille Ball could have done.


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