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Great Day in the Morning (1956)

After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a ... See full summary »

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Ann Merry Alaine
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Owen Pentecost
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Boston Grant
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Captain Stephen Kirby
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Jumbo Means
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Zeff Masterson
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Father Murphy
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Col. Gibson (as Carlton Young)
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Gary John Lawford
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After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a dress shop - he then has to make even more fundamental choices when, with the start of the Civil War, he becomes one of a small minority in a strongly Unionist town. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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THE BUGLE BLAST that echoed thru history!

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16 May 1956 (USA)  »

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In this pre Civil War tale two Secret Service agents discuss the probability of war breaking out. The Secret Service was created after the Civil War. See more »

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Boston Grant: I cheated to get you and I'm not letting you go. Take me with you, Owen. I'll do anything. I'll ride a mule. I'll wash. I'll cook. Don't leave me, Owen.
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Bonnie Blue Flag
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Music taken from traditional Irish marching song
Lyrics by Harry McCarthy (1861)
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unconditional love or a love that works both ways?
5 June 2010 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jacques Tourneur had the talent for westerns to be like Anthony Mann or Budd Boetticher, but somehow something was missing in the script or the budget. This film starts very well showing the conflicts between people in Denver when the Civil War is just about to start. In a kind of incredible card game Owen Pentecost (Robert Stack) wins the saloon from Jumbo Means (Raymond Burr), He also gets involved with the men from the South, who want to take gold to the future Confederate army. But mostly, this is a romantic western, and here it excels with two of the most beautiful actresses of the fifties, Virginia Mayo and Ruth Roman. Virginia is Ann, a kind of cold beauty, who loves Owen, but at the same time hates him for his tough and selfish way of being. Ruth Roman is Boston, who is madly in love with Owen. Roman steals the film from Virginia, but whoever saw Mayo in Colorado Territory or Across the great Divide knows how great she can be. The high point of the film is when both women have an argument about the way they love Owen, Boston with unconditional love, and Ann with a love that has to work both ways.


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