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Jubilee Trail (1954)

Approved | | Western | 15 May 1954 (USA)
A wild-west trader and his New York wife head out for the California by wagon train. The trader is killed enroute, and his wife finds herself with child. She continues on hoping to find a man and a home. This plot contains huge spoiler!

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(as Joseph Inman Kane)

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(screenplay), (based upon the novel by)
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Florinda Grove, aka Julie Latour
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Garnet Hale
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John Ives
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Oliver Hale
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Charles Hale
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Ernest 'Texas' Conway
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Nicolai Gregorovitch Karakozeff 'Handsome Brute'
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Deacon Bartlett
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Capt. Brown
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Rinardi
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Doña Manuela
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Don Rafael Velasco
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Pablo
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Whitey
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In 1845, trader Oliver Hale and his new wife are returning from New York to California. In a New Orleans music hall they meet and befriend an entertainer who uses the stage name of Florinda Grove. The dance hall singer is actually on the run from the New York police since she's wanted for a murder she claims to be innocent of. The Hales believe her story and help her escape the city under the guise of a widow bound for St. Louis on a riverboat. The newlyweds themselves reach New Mexico where they plan to join a wagon train bound for California. In Santa Fe, the Hales bump into entertainer Florinda again. While Oliver Hale is away on a short business trip, a messenger from his brother Charles Hale arrives in town, bringing a special letter from Charles. In the letter, Charles explains that Carmelita Velasco, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, claims to be pregnant with Oliver's child and that she and her family expect Oliver to do the right honorable thing and marry her. But, alas, ... Written by nufs68

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The greatest American drama since "Gone With the Wind"!

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Western

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15 May 1954 (USA)  »

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Kalifornische Sinfonie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Heavenly Creatures (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Is a Man
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
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Shoot the casting director!!!
8 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was unfortunate enough to see this last week. The book has long been a favorite of mine; the movie is a disaster.Garnet, Florinda, and Oliver were completely miscast---poor Gwen Bristow must still be whirling in her grave after seeing what Hollywood had done to her wonderful saga. Some of the minor roles (John Ives, the Handsome Brute) were adequate as were the sets and costumes. However,the main characters completely failed to resemble their literary counterparts, and their acting was wooden and totally unconvincing. The book is a wonderful story brimming with action and should have made an exciting and colorful movie. Instead, it is incredibly boring and tedious. What a shame!


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