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The Iron Mistress (1952)

Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does... See full summary »

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Judalon de Bornay
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Juan Moreno
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Ursula de Varamendi
Alf Kjellin ...
Philippe de Cabanal
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Narcisse de Bornay
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Black Jack Sturdevant (as Tony Caruso)
Nedrick Young ...
Henri Contrecourt (as Ned Young)
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Rezin Bowie
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Gen. Cuny
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Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)
Harold Gordon ...
Andrew Marschalk
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Judge Crain
Nick Dennis ...
Nez Coupe
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Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does so. By the time he sells the mill, starts a plantation and tries to wed Jedualon the woman has wed playboy Phillipe. Along the way to true wisdom he designs a special knife made from part of a meteorite. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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JIM BOWIE...a man with his name on a knife - and a woman with a weapon all her own!


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12 March 1953 (Japan)  »

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Im Banne des Teufels  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 28, 1954 with Virginia Mayo reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

When the girl is hitting the pinata she is blindfolded, but you can see here clearly following the pinata swing as she hits it. See more »

Quotes

Jim Bowie: Ma...I killed a man.
Mrs. Bowie: Did he need killin'?
Jim Bowie: About as much as any man ever did.
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Referenced in The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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Okay, not spectacular
15 March 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Fictionalized biography of American pioneer who died at The Alamo, Jim Bowie. I never thought anything of Alan Ladd but he's a capable tough guy as well as gentleman who plays his part very well. Being set primarily in New Orleans in 1825, this is more of a period piece than a western which is what I found it categorized under. Not much that's western about it. But the direction, cinematography and Technicolor give this a nice feel. The action was good yet a little ridiculous with the gentlemanly duels that were common back then. Not sure I'd ever watch it again but I enjoyed seeing it.

6.4 / 10

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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