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The Iron Mistress (1952)

The life of nineteenth-century pioneer Jim Bowie is portrayed.

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Ursula de Varamendi
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Black Jack Sturdevant (as Tony Caruso)
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Henri Contrecourt (as Ned Young)
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John James Audubon
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Rezin Bowie
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Gen. Cuny
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Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)
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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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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

Black Jack Sturdevant: You got the guts for a ten foot circle, wrists strapped together?
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Referenced in The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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One of my favourites...
19 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've never really been a fan of westerns, I didn't grow up with them and I always thought the genre was overrated personally.

Occasionally however a film comes along which has distinct appeal despite its genre, this is such a film. I'm not 100% sure why I liked it or why it stood out from the pack, there is a certain intangible aspect to it which really appeals; the closest thing that I can think of is `The Mountain' (1956, Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner), it is a film which I believe has that same intangible quality.

I'd recommend this one for both western fan and non western fan (like myself) alike.


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