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The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)

A murderous western outlaw, his wife, a disgraced gambler and a faded dance hall floozie and a few other socially undesirable characters are trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin. As the ... See full summary »

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A murderous western outlaw, his wife, a disgraced gambler and a faded dance hall floozie and a few other socially undesirable characters are trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin. As the chances for rescue fade, the true natures of the cabin's occupants rise to the surface.

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3 November 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Die Frau des Banditen  »

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Mrs. Shipton aka 'The Duchess': Drunk or sober, this ain't no trip for a lady.
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Overwrought, But Decent.
31 December 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flats" is one of his two best known stories (the other is "Luck of Roaring Camp") and while his reputation has receded over the past century, his humanism and warmth towards the unlikely inhabitants of Gold-Rush California are worth remembering and enjoying. But while the story and performances in this version are good, director Joseph Newman -- who got his start doing "Crime Does Not Pay" shorts for MGM -- never quite got over the need to drive every point through with a stake. So Joseph Lashelle's beautiful photography is over the top, the music by Lionel Newman -- no relation -- is overwrought and so forth. The result is a decent film, but the melodrama tends to overwhelm the characters.


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