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Release Date:
19 June 1953 (USA) See more »
The tall, tall tale of Vermillion O'Toole.
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ann Sheridan ... Vermilion O'Toole aka Mae Madison

Sterling Hayden ... Will Hall
Phillip Reed ... Newton Cole
Lee Patrick ... Rose

Lee Aaker ... Corney Hall
Harvey Grant ... Petey
Dusty Henley ... Bucket
Larry Gates ... Marshal Ed Daggett
Forrest Lewis ... Ed Higgins, Storekeeper
Phyllis Stanley ... Mrs. Edna Stoffer
Dorothy Neumann ... Felice Pickett
Ann Tyrrell ... Louise Pickett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Anderson ... Chuck Ryan, Blacksmith (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... Train Stationmaster (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Barfly (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Mike (uncredited)

Robert Easton ... Train Vendor (uncredited)

Anita Ekberg ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Hampton ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Valerie Jackson ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Jimmy Karath ... Boy (uncredited)
Alice Kelley ... Heroine in Show (uncredited)
Mickey Little ... Boy (uncredited)
Jackie Loughery ... Dancehall Girl (uncredited)
Nolie Miller ... Dancer (uncredited)

Fess Parker ... Long John (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Sammy - Stagehand (uncredited)
Sara Taft ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jerry Wayne ... Boy (uncredited)

Guy Williams ... Hero in Show (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Morris  screenplay
Richard Morris  story "Flame of the Timberline"

Produced by
Leonard Goldstein .... producer
Ross Hunter .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Milton Rosen (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
Art Direction by
Hilyard M. Brown 
Alexander Golitzen 
Bernard Herzbrun 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
Gordon McLean .... assistant director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... dance director
Jack Daniels .... dialogue director (uncredited)

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81 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
USA:Approved (PCA #16301)

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Dance Hall Singer and the Preacher, 13 August 2009
Author: PretoriaDZ from United States

Vermillion O'Toole needs a place to hide out after escaping from the law (that wanted her for something she hadn't done). So she accepts the offer of three little boys to stay with them while their father is gone logging (even though he's a preacher on Sundays). She doesn't know they are hoping she'll marry their father and save him from marrying a prissy town woman. It's a comedy so everything comes out all right in the end.

One very interesting note on this movie is that the preacher actually lives his life by Biblical principles, not condemning Vermillion but encouraging her subtly to follow the good he knows is in her heart. Sterling Hayden and the script portray him as a Christian who is neither a bigot or a milquetoast.

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