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Director:
Writers:
Devery Freeman (written by) and
Stephen Longstreet (written by)
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Release Date:
August 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She knows the ROPES and all the JOKES!
Plot:
At the turn of the century Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they... See more » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
User Reviews:
and nicely upholstered too... See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Ginger Rogers ... Miss Rose Gillray

Barry Nelson ... Charles Masters

Carol Channing ... Molly Wade
David Brian ... James Carter

James Arness ... Joel Kingdom

Clint Eastwood ... Lt. Jack Rice
Robert F. Simon ... Cal - Texas Rancher

Frank Wilcox ... U.S. Marshal Duncan

Dan White ... Sheriff (as Daniel M. White)
Harry Cheshire ... Judge Benson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abdullah Abbas ... Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Cattleman (uncredited)
George Baxter ... George the Headwaiter (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Lovyss Bradley ... Mrs. Bronson (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Cattleman at Desk (uncredited)
George Brand ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Gilmore Bush ... First Salesman (uncredited)
Nora Bush ... Mrs. Cobb (uncredited)
Fred Carson ... Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Ed Cassidy ... Theodore Roosevelt (uncredited)
Albert Cavens ... Cattleman at Desk (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Rancher (uncredited)
Gertrude Chorre ... Indian (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Day Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Cecil Combs ... Townsman (uncredited)
John V. Connors ... Second Salesman (uncredited)
Peter Croyden ... Bit Man (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Bit Man (uncredited)
Herbert Deans ... Secretary (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Salesman (uncredited)
John Eldredge ... Greavy - Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Fred Essler ... Martin Schlessinger (uncredited)
Julius Evans ... Buyer (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Stanley Farrar ... Buyer (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Old-Timer Townsman (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Diner at Muehlebach Hotel (uncredited)
John George ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Charles Hagen ... Cattleman at Desk (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Sheriff's Deputy (uncredited)
Silver Harr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Sam - Livery Stableman (uncredited)
Hans Herbert ... Night Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle ... Pete (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Veterinarian (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Diner at Muehlebach Hotel (uncredited)
Theron Jackson ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Allen Jaffe ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Keast ... Salesman (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Passerby on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Mrs. Pruett (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Juiror (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Kate Drain Lawson ... Annie Peachpit (uncredited)
Johnny Lee ... Amos (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Casey MacGregor ... Old-Timer (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Rancher (uncredited)
Kathy Marlowe ... Model (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Charles McQuary ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Janette Miller ... Model (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Emily (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Cigar Salesman (uncredited)
Deacon Moor ... Rancher (uncredited)
Ian Murray ... Prince of Wales (uncredited)
Tim Nelson ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Lynn Noe ... Model (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Hank Patterson ... First Cowhand in Courtroom (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Salesman (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
James Stone ... Rancher (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Gambling Croupier (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Buyer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Onlooker at Accident (uncredited)
Joan Tyler ... Model (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Joe Smith (uncredited)
Hank Wise ... Townsman (uncredited)
Britt Wood ... Second Cowhand in Courtroom (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
 
Writing credits
Devery Freeman (written by) and
Stephen Longstreet (written by)

Produced by
Arthur Lubin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irving Gertz 
 
Cinematography by
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Frank Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Edward Donahue .... production supervisor (as Edward Donahoe)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (as Richard Mayberry)
 
Sound Department
Stanford Houghton .... sound (as S.G. Haughton)
Terry Kellum .... sound
Bert Schoenfeld .... sound effects editor
 
Music Department
Irving Gertz .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dorothy Davenport .... dialogue supervisor (as Dorothy Reid)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ginger Rogers would quip that this picture shut down RKO (it was the last film produced by that studio). This very slight Western comedy went unremarked upon by contemporary film critics at The New York Times.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Clint Eastwood: Director (1982) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Corset Can Do a Lot for a LadySee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
and nicely upholstered too..., 9 November 2011
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

One of the final RKO radio films produced in the last leap of faith in 1956. THE FIRST TRAVELING SALESLADY is a very enjoyable light comedy. What sets it apart from TV shows like PETTICOAT JUNCTION or films like OKLAHOMA both of which it strongly resembles is the A studio production values which allow the film to take on a lavish western look more akin to CALAMITY JANE. It is a jalopy western set in the horseless carriage days of 1899. Ginger Rogers was 43 and Carol Channing was 35 in production and given the mature age of both and the feminist slant of the story, it makes for a liberating tone for a film of the mid 50s. It is well worth looking at the last 20 films made at the RKO studio in this period by RKO TELERADIO PRODUCTIONS who revived the label after Howard Hughes trashed it. All 1955-58 RKO films are very well made, above the prior years of Hughes. TRAVELING SALESLADY is beautiful to see and has visuals cluttered with style and color. I thought it quite lavish in some scenes with overstuffed furniture and antiques that must have helped see unloved props get a final airing. In widescreen and technicolor it must have resembled GIGI or THE MERRY WIDOW. The most hilarious scenes to really really lap up involve a very young Clint Eastwood (25 years old) kissing Carol Channing! Fantastic! They elope together in the last reel! The railway station Ginger arrives at earlier at is the same as seen in OKLAHOMA, the last big musical distributed by RKO; Their very last film a minor but snazzy musical was THE GIRL MOST LIKELY also beautifully produced. Shame they gave up, but their films of the time, terrific as they were and modern in tone, just did not include respectable profits to continue. All other studios big and small had at least one blockbuster in this period, but alas RKO and Republic did not and folded.

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