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Take Me to Town (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 19 June 1953 (USA)
A pretty saloon entertainer escapes the marshal's custody and hides in a small town where she unexpectedly becomes surrogate mother to three motherless boys who wish to see their father re-married.

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Vermilion O'Toole aka Mae Madison
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Will Hall
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Newton Cole
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Rose
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Corney Hall
Harvey Grant ...
Petey
Dusty Henley ...
Bucket
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Marshal Ed Daggett
Forrest Lewis ...
Ed Higgins, Storekeeper
Phyllis Stanley ...
Mrs. Edna Stoffer
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Felice Pickett
Ann Tyrrell ...
Louise Pickett
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Storyline

Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The tall, tall tale of Vermillion O'Toole.

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Comedy | Western

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Approved
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19 June 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Babamizi Evlendirecegiz  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Ross Hunter's first film as a producer. See more »

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A Malayan Sun Bear, the most easily tamed of all bears, is presented as the dangerous American Grizzly. See more »

Soundtracks

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord Almighty
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Reginald Heber
Music by John B. Dykes
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God knows his own.
2 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Saloon singer Ann Sheridan on the run finds love with widower preacher Sterling Hayden who has got three cute kids.It's not a great Sirk movie,(it's perhaps even one of his least interesting efforts) but it predates some aspects of his soon-to-come "all that Heaven allows" (one could begin to detect in " has anybody seen my gal?" ): a man and a woman who are worlds apart and whose relationship is blamed by the well-meaning holier-than -thou ladies in the town.The children steal the show from the stars in every scene they are in.The "show in the show" trick,on the other hand ,having little connection with the plot ,is not very exciting.


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