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The Wild and the Innocent (1959)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 27 May 1959 (USA)
Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver ... See full summary »

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Yancy
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Marcy
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Paul
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Mr. Forbes
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Rosalie
George Mitchell ...
Uncle Lije
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Chip
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Ben Stocker
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Ma Ransome
Betty Harford ...
Mrs. Forbes
Mel Leonard ...
Pitchman
Lillian Adams ...
Kiri
Val Benedict ...
Richie
Jim Sheppard ...
Henchman
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Henchman (as Ed Stroll)
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Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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27 May 1959 (USA)  »

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The Buckskin Kid and the Calico Gal  »

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dull with surprising chemistry
25 September 2012 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

a gentler movie than most of Audie Murphy's westerns - he's a gosh-darn hillbilly man - who meets a plum dirty hillbilly girl - and cain't see thru the messy hair & filthy clothes to her Sandra Dee appeal - but at the town where they come to trade their furs - the sheriff there does see it - while the hillbilly boy is a smitten by the lady dressed in scarlet

this was never gonna be a great movie - but it weren't even average - the story didn't generate any tension cuz of the long dry scenes - and cuz everything was so predictable

the chemistry between Audie and Sandra Dee showed considerable promise

  • while Gilbert Roland almost steals the movie as the suave latino


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