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Strange Lady in Town (1955)

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Dr. Rourke O'Brien
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Lt. David Garth
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Spurs O'Brien
Walter Hampden ...
Father Gabriel Mendoza
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Trooper Martinez-Martinez
Joan Camden ...
Norah Muldoon
Anthony Numkena ...
Tomascito Diaz
José Torvay ...
Bartolo Diaz
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Bella Brown
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Karg
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Anse Hatlo
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Shadduck
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Scanlon
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Slade Wickstrom
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12 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Aus dem Leben einer Ärztin  »

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Margaret O'Brien was originally considered for the role of Spurs O'Brien. See more »

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At least twice in the film's dialogue, the late-19th century father of antiseptic surgery, Joseph Lister (1827-1912),1st Baron Lister is, for some obscure reason, incorrectly referred to as "Jacob Lister". See more »

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20 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off it's Garson's last film. And secondly it features a very distinct difference in acting styles. Garson displays her grand style in use of language and presentation as if she were back on the stage. Andrews displays the man from "The Best Years of Our Lives" years on who opted to not so much act as be present. And then there's the new kid, Lois Smith. Her very contemporary (for 1955) Brandoesque inhabiting of "Spurs" puts all of this together in the strangest way imaginable. I think SHE was the "Strange Lady in Town" or at least this movie.

There is also the reality of how women Hollywood films seem to be retired once the aging process makes them too old for leading ladies. Garson isn't the best representative for this argument because her acting style was of another era. But she should have been able to continue on were she not so much a star. That comes through here loud and clear.


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