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Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1956 (Portugal)
The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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Allan Shivers - Governor of Texas
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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A story with the force and power of an explosive gusher

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25 April 1956 (Portugal)  »

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Oil Town  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled 'Oil Town' and re-released in black-and-white, not Technicolor. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in three separate eras, 1941, 1946, and 1954, but all of Jane Wyman's hair styles and clothes, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly, and severely 1954. See more »

Quotes

Casey Cole: I just wanted to tell ya: you've got your store...
Lucy Gallant: What store?
[they embrace]
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Connections

Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

How Can I Tell Her?
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Four Freshmen (as The Four Freshmen)
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Debutante stranded in a rough Texas oil boomtown uses her classy wardrobe to start an up-scale dress shop for the wives and daughters of the newly rich oilmen.
5 September 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Jane Wyman plays a refined and educated Eastern woman who arrives in a Texas Oil town to get married. After the wedding is off, she sells her trousseau to get the money to start a dress shop. After 20 years she runs the biggest department store in Texas and socializes with the Texas rich. Charlton Heston waits patiently in the background for her to realize that she can have love and a career. This is one of the few movies from this decade that allowed the leading lady to be something beyond a stereotypical 50's woman.

For many the costumes are the best part of the movie. The fancy department store has fashion shows with great 50's styles styles created by Edith Head and others. I would love for this to come out on DVD. It used to play on TV on Saturday afternoon about 30 years ago and I almost always watched it.


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