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Strange Lady in Town (1955)

She plays a female doctor who plans to introduce modern techniques of medicine to old Santa Fe in 1880, but is opposed by an established doctor.

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Cast

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Dr. Rourke O'Brien
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Lt. David Garth
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Spurs O'Brien
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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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She plays a female doctor who plans to introduce modern techniques of medicine to old Santa Fe in 1880, but is opposed by an established doctor.

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12 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Aus dem Leben einer Ärztin  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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La Golondrina
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Music by Narciso Serradel Sevilla
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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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