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Montana Belle (1952)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  2 February 1953 (Sweden)
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In a fictionalized biography, Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr meets the Dalton gang when rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, who falls for her. So do gang member Mac and wealthy saloon owner ... See full summary »

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George Brent ...
Tom Bradfield
Scott Brady ...
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Mac
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Pete Bivins
Jack Lambert ...
Ringo
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Matt Towner
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Emmett Dalton
Rory Mallinson ...
Mike Ragan ...
Ben Dalton (as Holly Bane)
Roy Barcroft ...
Jim Clark
Ned Davenport ...
Bank Clerk
Dick Elliott ...
Jeptha Rideout - Banker
Gene Roth ...
Marshal Ripple (as Eugene Roth)
Stanley Andrews ...
Marshal Combs
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In a fictionalized biography, Oklahoma outlaw Belle Starr meets the Dalton gang when rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, who falls for her. So do gang member Mac and wealthy saloon owner Tom Bradfield, who's enlisted in a bankers' scheme to trap the Daltons. Dissension among the gang and Bradfield's ambivalence complicate the plot, as Belle demonstrates her prowess with shootin' irons, horses, and as a surprisingly racy saloon entertainer. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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That OUTLAW woman is back again! See more »

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2 February 1953 (Sweden)  »

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Die Schönste von Montana  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Ann Sheridan and Brian Donlevy had been considered for the leads. See more »

Quotes

[after the Marshal and his deputy were placed in a jail cell by bandits]
Marshal Ripple: Some deputy you are, sitting there reading the newspaper. You're under arrest!
[Marshal rips off the deputy's badge]
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Version of Belle Starr (1941) See more »

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My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon
(1892) (uncredited)
Written by James Thornton
Sung by Jane Russell and Barbershop Quartet
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Jane Russell in a blonde wig just doesn't cut!

Jane Russell, in a modest performance, is cast as the West's most notorious female outlaw, a role previously played on screen by Gene Tierney in "Belle Starr" in 1941 and by Isabel Jewell in "Badman's Territory" in 1946... Director Allan Dwan could not take any interest into the unworthy storyline or the determinedly pedestrian cast... In addition, the harsh colors are no asset to the proceedings...

Belle Starr (Russell), an outlaw's widow has a misunderstanding with Scott Brady and the three outlaw Dalton Brothers... She joins with Forrest Tucker and Jack Lambert in a holdup rampage, gaining an even more unpleasant reputation... Later she returns to her old favorite place of resort disguised sufficiently so that no one recognizes her...

Because gambler-saloonkeeper George Brent has $50,000 in funds that Jane is longing to gain, she persuades him to take her as a partner at his saloon... As the new presiding mistress of the establishment, Jane finds time to sing "The Gilded Lily" and to understand that Brent is basically a good guy after all, even though he is determined on bringing the Dalton gang and Belle Starr to justice...


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