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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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Romance | Western

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27 May 1959 (USA)  »

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The Buckskin Kid and the Calico Gal  »

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Was originally titled The Wild Innocents. See more »

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TOUCH OF PINK
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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A quaint little film that is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant.
7 June 2003 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie emphasizes that innocents can get into a lot of trouble in the city. The movie also makes a good statement about people being too lenient in accepting bad choices. When given a chance to improve their lives, some people will always accept the status quo instead of changing. Sandra Dee is a delight and Audie Murphy gives a great performance as someone who finally gets his eyes open to reality in time to save the girl. I truly enjoyed it and wished that they would release it on video.


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