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The Marshal's Daughter (1953)

Passed | | Action, Western | 26 June 1953 (USA)
Produced by Ken Murray strictly as a vehicle for Laurie Anders, his curvy protégé from his television show and billed above the title and first billed in the cast as Laurie ("... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Ben Dawson
'Smiling Billy' Murray
Johnny Mack Brown - Poker-Game Player
Buddy Baer - Poker Game Player
Russ Mason
Anderson (as Bob Bray)
Bob Duncan ...
Trigger Gans
Pamela Ann Murray ...
Background Singer (singing voice)


Produced by Ken Murray strictly as a vehicle for Laurie Anders, his curvy protégé from his television show and billed above the title and first billed in the cast as Laurie ("I-like-the-wide-open-spaces") Anders, which was her catch-line phrase and how she was introduced and known. This is neither a comedy, satire or parody---missing badly on all attempts at such---and isn't much of a western either, even by bottom-of-the-barrel B-standards. The plot by veteran B-western villain player Bob Duncan, who did manage to write himself the best role in the movie, relative to there being no good roles in this movie, has town banker Anderson, the secret head of an outlaw gang, trying to organize a Cattleman's Association and not getting any takers. He sends for Trigger Gans to act as a persuader. But a mysterious, masked rider known as El Coyote begins to resist. El Coyote is of course Laurie Dawson, daughter of retired Marshal and rancher Ben Dawson, and her El Coyote role ensured that ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Western


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Sliding Billy Murray: And before I became an actor on the showboat, I used to drive a stagecoach.
Miss Tiddlewell: You did?
Sliding Billy Murray: Yeah, I drove a stagecoach without any wheels.
Miss Tiddlewell: What held it up?
Sliding Billy Murray: Bandits.
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If You Would Only Be Mine
Written by Jack Rivers
Sung by Laurie Anders
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One of the most entertaining westerns ever !
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have found this movie to be one of the most entertaining westerns I have ever seen. It is funny even when it is not trying to be. An all star cast, last of the B westerns and it is, in a way, a parody of High Noon with the clocks and Tex singing about sorry starry midnight. The poker game is brilliant ! Every western theme is here except for a mining scene. Talk about flash-backs. Try to figure where you are at any time during the movie. The dance scene with Laurie and Frenchie is something I have never seen before or since. The theme song by Tex would be considered politically incorrect now days. The dual identity of Laurie is over the top. How could one not like this jewel ?

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