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12 April 1955 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Medicine and romance in the old southwest See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)

Greer Garson ... Dr. Julia Winslow Garth

Dana Andrews ... Dr. Rourke O'Brien

Cameron Mitchell ... Lt. David Garth

Lois Smith ... Spurs O'Brien

Walter Hampden ... Father Gabriel Mendoza

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Trooper Martinez-Martinez
Joan Camden ... Norah Muldoon
Anthony Numkena ... Tomascito Diaz
José Torvay ... Bartolo Diaz

Adele Jergens ... Bella Brown

Robert J. Wilke ... Karg

Frank DeKova ... Anse Hatlo

Russell Johnson ... Shadduck

Gregory Walcott ... Scanlon

Douglas Kennedy ... Slade Wickstrom

Paul Birch ... Sheriff

Nick Adams ... Billy the Kid
The Trianas ... Musical Ensemble
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Townsman (uncredited)
Manuel Alda ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Carl Andre ... Townsman (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Walter Beaver ... Springtime (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Priest (uncredited)

Ray Bennett ... Deputy at Bank (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Boyett ... Lt. Keith (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Sister Muriel (uncredited)

Robert Cabal ... Young Vaquero (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joey Costarello ... Alfredo (uncredited)
Amapola Del Vando ... Mexican Wife (uncredited)
Craig Duncan ... Townsman (uncredited)

Roy Engel ... Deputy (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Townsman (uncredited)

Abel Fernandez ... Apache (uncredited)

Robert Foulk ... Joe (uncredited)
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ... Jose (uncredited)
Joseph Hamilton ... Mr. Harker (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest / Card Player (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... Chicken Feathers (uncredited)
Howard Hoffman ... Judge (uncredited)
Pat Lawless ... Bartender (uncredited)
Fred Libby ... Townsman (uncredited)
Louise Lorimer ... Mrs. Wallace (uncredited)
José López ... Pueblo (uncredited)
Victor Millan ... Young Priest (uncredited)

Belle Mitchell ... Catalina (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lillian Molieri ... Sister Delphine (uncredited)

Ralph Moody ... Gen. Lew Wallace (uncredited)

Barry Norton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Emma Palmese ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Mr. Bisbee (uncredited)

Stafford Repp ... Macaneer (uncredited)

Suzanne Ridgway ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Julian Rivero ... Manuel (uncredited)
Jerry Sheldon ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
C. Lee 'Leebo' Simpson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Helen Spring ... Mrs. Harker (uncredited)
Phyllis Stanley ... Mrs. Clegg (uncredited)
John Stephenson ... Capt. Taggart (uncredited)
Antonio Triana ... Flamenco Dancer as The Trianas (uncredited)
Lusita Triana ... Flamenco Dancer as The Trianas (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Esteban (uncredited)
Harry J. Vejar ... Mexican Husband (uncredited)

George Wallace ... Curley (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Paul Wexler ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ruth Whitney ... Brunette (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... Rebstock (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Butler 

Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy .... producer
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
Art Direction by
Gabriel Scognamillo 
Costume Design by
Emile Santiago 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Prettyman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson .... sound recordist
Ed Scheid .... sound editor (uncredited)
Finn Ulback .... sound editor (uncredited)
Carl Andre .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... conductor
Other crew
Peggy Carroll .... choreographer
Jean Stevens .... choreographer

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Additional Details

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112 min
Color (WarnerColor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)

Did You Know?

Margaret O'Brien was originally considered for the role of Spurs O'Brien.See more »
Continuity: 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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Medicine and romance in the old southwest, 3 December 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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