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The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)

 |  Comedy, Western  |  August 1956 (USA)
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At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling ... See full summary »


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At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling barbed wire to highly suspicious Texas cowboys. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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She knows the ROPES and all the JOKES!


Comedy | Western





Release Date:

August 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Primeira Caixeira Viajante  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ginger Rogers and Carol Channing jokingly called this "Death of a Saleslady", claiming that it was a "terrible picture". See more »


Molly Wade: What's your name?
Lt. Jack Rice, Roughrider: Jack Rice.
Molly Wade: You're handsome. And brave too I'll bet. You like girls?
Lt. Jack Rice, Roughrider: Yes, ma'am.
Molly Wade: Well, I'm a girl.
Lt. Jack Rice, Roughrider: [Grinning] You sure are.
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Referenced in Clint Eastwood: Director (1982) See more »


A Corset Can Do a Lot for a Lady
Music by Irving Gertz
Lyrics by Hal Levy
Sung by Carol Channing
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Just finished "The First Traveling Saleslady" and I want to thank this site for a much more complete synopsis of the movie. I first clicked on Movie Tome and it didn't even list Ginger Rogers nor Carol Channing in the cast!! Watched it with my father (83) and my wife. We all found it to be a nice, enjoyable movie. Not as much singing as I expected with the two female leads and Ginger Roger's speaking voice was unusual (and I've seen a lot of movies with her from all those she did with Astaire as well as "The Major and the Minor"). Sounded like she was trying to do a match for Channing? Anyway, although you pretty much knew Barry Nelson would get here in the end making it rather predictable, it was cute, clean, and a lot of fun. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not overly critical and looking for relaxing, fun movie.

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