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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
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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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In the opening sequence just after the wheel repair, the rear suitcase was tilted upward at the right side. In the next cut the suitcase is tilted upwards to the left. See more »

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Strange Lady in Town
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Frankie Laine with Mitch Miller and His Orchestra
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Medicine and romance in the old southwest
3 December 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For Greer Garson's first film after leaving MGM she chose a western the only one in her career. Strange Lady In Town casts her as a woman doctor come to settle in Santa Fe, New Mexico territory. Her brother Cameron Mitchell is already there serving in the army. Also there is another doctor played by Dana Andrews who isn't crazy about the new competition. Dana's tomboyish daughter Lois Smith does like the new doctor however and Greer starts teaching Lois some feminine ways.

Garson with a new knowledge of medical advances pretty much shows up Andrews in many ways. But Dana's a bit confused here between jealousy and a little desire. Truth be told he behaves until almost the end of the film like a bit of a lout.

Mitchell however is a real bad one, somebody whom the army failed to discipline. His actions cause a crisis of conscience for Garson even with all the good work she's done.

Greer does look a little lost in the wide open west, but then again her part does call for her to be a fish out of water. Strange Lady In Town which seems to have anticipated Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman is a nice tale and there's a nice little bit performance by Nick Adams as Billy The Kid.

I think western fans and Garson fans will approve.


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