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The Dalton Girls (1957)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  December 1957 (USA)
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Female relatives of the infamous Dalton gang carry on the family tradition.

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Complete credited cast:
Merry Anders ...
Lisa Davis ...
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Sue George ...
Marigold Dalton
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Ed Hinton ...
Detective Hiram Parsh
Glenn Dixon ...
Mr. Slidell, the Mortician
Johnny Western ...
Joe
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Mr. Sewell, the Bank Manager
Douglas Henderson ...
Bank Cashier
Kevin Enright ...
George, the Bartender
Al Wyatt Sr. ...
Sheriff St. Ives
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After the Dalton brothers are killed off by lawmen, their female relatives take up where they left off, but armed with more dangerous weapons. The embark on a series of stagecoach robberies, bank hold-ups and picking up loose change here and there. The girls are Holly (Merry Anders,, the oldest and gang-leader; Rose Lisa Davis),, a cold-blooded killer; Columbine (Penny Edwards), who mostly wants out; and Marigold ('Sue George'), who mostly holds the horses. A gambler, W. T. "Illinois" Grey (John Russell), is on hand to bind Columbine's wounds. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DEADLIER THAN THE JAMES BOYS - MORE DESPERATE THAN THE DALTON BROTHERS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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December 1957 (USA)  »

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Esclavas del crimen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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[first lines]
[Slidell has just posted a sign announcing a 25-cent fee for viewing the dead Dalton Boys]
Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: Ah, good morning, Mr. Parsh.
Detective Hiram Parsh: Good morning.
Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: Oh, Mr. Parsh, just a moment, please. Twenty-five cents, sir.
Detective Hiram Parsh: Identification is my object, Mr. Slidell, not amusement.
Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: You're a private detective, sir, not a lawman with the privileges of a public servant. Twenty-five cents, please, sir.
[Parsh throws a quarter into the dust a Slidell's feet]
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Just another "B" western, except the outlaws are babes.

After the Dalton boys are killed by the law, one of the Dalton girls is forced to kill a lecherous mortician who tries to rape her. Being branded a murderess, the sisters follow in their brothers tracks and take up a life of crime. One of the sisters falls for a handsome gambler whom they rob and then develops second thoughts about a life of crime.

THE DALTON GIRLS is one of the last gasps of the true Hollywood "B" western. This film is no different from a zillion other such films except that the outlaws are female. The box on the Fang video edition describes the film as a "J.D. chick western", and thats how the female leads play their roles; like they just stepped out of some biker flick. Aside from having the outlaws being females, there something to be said about John Russell as the slightly aloof and philosophical gambler Gray. Its little unusual to have the films hero to be a man who, while not a criminal, isn't exactly squeaky clean either. John Russell was a handsome actor with a very good speaking voice, but was also often somewhat stiff. Here he puts his stiffness, good looks and good speaking voice to his advantage. Otherwise, THE DALTON GIRLS is just another B western. Its not a film that is any good, but nothing about it is done really bad enough to make to someone hate it or provide unintentional laughs.


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