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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... 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 ...
Phillipe 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
Robert Emhardt ...
Gen. Cuny
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Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)
Harold Gordon ...
Andrew Marschalk
Jay Novello ...
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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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

The knife-maker claims the meteorite he found is made of steel. Steel is a man-made substance using iron and carbon. Metallic meteorites contain an iron-nickel alloy. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: I've doctored more horses than humans. I've just been waiting to try this stuff out on somebody.
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Alan Ladd's "Arkansas toothpick"
9 April 2003 | by (Alexandria, VA) – See all my reviews

Alan Ladd heads a fine cast in this film biography of Jim Bowie, a life that was marked by thrilling adventure and violence which ended at the Alamo. Bowie's travels take him to New Orleans where fate takes a hand and changes the course of his life and American history. A central figure in the film is a beautiful but vain and selfish Creole girl with whom Bowie is hopelessly smitten. This girl is responsible for the deaths of several men over a period of many years, because of duels, accidental killings or outright murders. Bowie himself is obliged to fight duels for various reasons and his expertise with a knife becomes legendary. His reputation, forged by the iron mistress, follows him like a shadow throughout his life as he tries to put the young woman and his violent past behind him. The film has beautiful color, lavish sets and Max Steiner's brooding music score.


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