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A Perilous Journey (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Music | 5 April 1953 (USA)
Francie Landereaux is one of 29 women on a voyage to California on a barter-bride deal in which any qualified man can buy a wife. Unknown to the sponsors, she is already married to a man ... See full summary »

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Francie Landreaux
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Monty Breed
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Shard Benton
Charles Winninger ...
Captain Eph Allan
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Olivia Schuyler
Eileen Christy ...
Susan
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Richards
Veda Ann Borg ...
Sadie
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Sprague
Virginia Grey ...
Abby
Dorothy Ford ...
Rose
Ben Cooper ...
Sam
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Leah
Pat Silver ...
Cathy (as Barbara Hayden)
Paul Fierro ...
Pepe
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Francie Landereaux is one of 29 women on a voyage to California on a barter-bride deal in which any qualified man can buy a wife. Unknown to the sponsors, she is already married to a man who has deserted her and she is on the voyage to find him. The husband is a wanted man and Shard Benton captures him in Panama for the reward. When the ship reaches California, Francine takes a job with Monty Breed, an old enemy of Benton. The husband returns and is killed by Breed. Benton and Breed gamble with Francine at stake. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Strange cargo of women! Bartered for gold...and a daring swashbuckler! (original poster)


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5 April 1953 (USA)  »

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On the Rue De La Paix
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung by Vera Ralston
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A good old R G Springsteen from the hidden store.

As usual with Republic Pictures movies from these years, this film is a mix up of western, romance, adventure, with a pinch of comedy. Costumes more than Indians or gunslingers. No stampede or pursuit either.

But there is some bad guys. And a gal, lots of gals. You'll find here the usual scheme of the lead female character - Vera Ralston - torn between two men: Scott Brady and David Brian. Good story, classic one. But we can prefer William Wellman's WESTWARD THE WOMEN, concerning westerns starring a bunch of women in search of husbands.

But can we compare the talented, the great Wellman and the only not so bad B director Springsteen?

Can we?


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