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Confidentially Connie (1953)

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Texas cattleman Opie Bedloe comes to Maine to visit his son Joe, a college instructor, and his wife Connie in the hopes of persuading Joe to give up his teaching career and come back to ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Joe Bedloe
Connie Bedloe
Opie Bedloe
Walter Slezak ...
Emil Spangenberg
Dean Edward E. Magruder
Prof. Simmons
Robert Burton ...
Dr. Willis Shoop
Marilyn Erskine ...
Phyllis Archibald
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Martha Magruder
Arthur Space ...
Prof. Archie Archibald
Barbara Ruick ...
June Whitley Taylor ...
Betty Simmons (as June Whitley)
Dick Sands ...


Texas cattleman Opie Bedloe comes to Maine to visit his son Joe, a college instructor, and his wife Connie in the hopes of persuading Joe to give up his teaching career and come back to Texas and take over the ranch. When Opie finds out that Connie, who is expecting a baby, can not afford the steaks she yearns for on Joe's salary, Opie, who believes that pregnant women gotta have meat, arranges for the local butcher, Spangenberg to cut his prices in half (with Opie paying the difference) so that Connie can have the meat she desires. Written by Les Adams <>

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Joe's father owns a cattle ranch in West Texas. But when Joe and Connie visit the ranch, you can see arid mountain ridges in the near distance as they drive up. West Texas in fact has a very flat terrain - no such mountains are found there. See more »

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no one's getting me to eat that stuff
30 April 2014 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The dated "Confidentially Connie" represents the era when people viewed meat as one of the healthiest foods, and also portrays a nuclear family (husband's the breadwinner, wife stays home and cooks). I think that the movie wants to see itself as a satire on the desire for success at any cost, but it comes across as a "Leave It to Beaver"-style story. True, the price war was funny, but now that we know that red meat causes heart disease and colon cancer (from which the carnivorous John Wayne probably would have died had he not smoked himself to death).

Basically, it's a hokey movie. And personally, having been to Texas but never Maine, I can say that I'd never trade Maine for Texas.

PS: Hayden Rorke, who played Simmonds, is best known as Dr. Bellows on "I Dream of Jeannie".

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