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Lucy Gallant -- 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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25 April 1956 (Portugal) See more »
A story with the force and power of an explosive gusher
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Jane Wyman ... Lucy Gallant

Charlton Heston ... Casey Cole

Claire Trevor ... Lady MacBeth

Thelma Ritter ... Molly Basserman

William Demarest ... Charles Madden

Wallace Ford ... Gus Basserman

Tom Helmore ... Jim Wardman

Gloria Talbott ... Laura Wilson
James Westerfield ... Harry Wilson
Mary Field ... Irma Wilson
Allan Shivers ... Allan Shivers - Governor of Texas

Edith Head ... Edith Head
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Adler ... Sam - Stationmaster (uncredited)
Louise Arthur ... Sal (uncredited)

Roscoe Ates ... Clem Anderson - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Auer ... Woman at Sale (uncredited)
Fern Barry ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Army Hospital Interne (uncredited)
Mary Boyd ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Diane Brewster ... Salesgirl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Board Member (uncredited)
Benny Burt ... Townsman Card Player (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... Fashion Show Spectator (uncredited)
Elizabeth Cloud-Miller ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Oil Man (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Spectator at Fashion Show (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Townsman (uncredited)

James Dime ... Man on Hotel Steps (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Fashion Show Spectator (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Summertime (uncredited)
Emily Getchell ... Minor Role (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Townsman (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bill Kennedy ... Newspaper Reporter at Fashion Show (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Oil Worker (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Oil Rigger (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Hazel (uncredited)

Frank Marlowe ... Ben Nolan (uncredited)
Beatrice Maude ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jody McCrea ... Tom Dunning (uncredited)
John Mitchum ... One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Jack Pepper ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Voltaire Perkins ... Board Member (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Regan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Oil Man (uncredited)

Bing Russell ... One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Barbara Stewart ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Workman (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)
Jerry Velasco ... Piano Player in Combo (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Oil Man (uncredited)

Guy Wilkerson ... Painter (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Townsman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Parrish 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Margaret Cousins  novel "The Life of Lucy Gallant"
John Lee Mahin 
Winston Miller 

Produced by
William H. Pine .... producer
William C. Thomas .... producer
Original Music by
Van Cleave 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Baker .... fashion show
Monroe W. Burbank .... colcr consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oil Town" - USA (reissue title)
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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Though playing a gray haired, motherly figure to Charlton Heston's character, Thelma Ritter was just 5 years older than Jane Wyman and 10 years older than Heston.See more »
Casey Cole:I just wanted to tell 'ya; you've got your store...
Lucy Gallant:What store?
[they embrace]
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How Can I Tell Her?See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Lucy in New City, 28 May 2008
Author: jotix100 from New York

Imagine a New York socialite arriving at a desolate Texas oil town in the 1930s with four suitcases plus a few carry-ons. Poor Lucy Gallant stuck out like a sore thumb! One thing going for her was her ability to adapt to the situation in which is thrown into. She proved she had a head for business when she manages to sell her whole wardrobe to the wives of the new oil barons. These women were ripe for getting whatever fashions they could lay their hands on.

Lucy's success comes with a disappointment. Even though she loves Casey, the man who would end up being a millionaire, she feels she wants to pursue her career as a business woman. After all, she had started out of nothing to build the store of her dreams. Being a woman in that environment also brings her to the reality of seeing what she had built taken away from her during a sneaky maneuver by the man she trusted to help her run the business. In the end, Lucy realizes that being with Casey is a lot more fulfilling than the business she created.

Robert Parrish directed this Paramount release. Jane Wyman was the right choice to play Lucy. She was an intelligent actress who always projected warmth to any role she played. She is the whole reason for watching the film. Charlton Heston plays the awkward Casey Cole with conviction. Others in the cast include the excellent Thelma Ritter, who is a joy to watch in everything she played. Claire Trevor and William Demarest are also seen in pivotal roles.

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