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Mail Order Bride (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 11 March 1964 (USA)
Elderly Will Lane arranges marriage of wild son of dead friend to tame him.



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Cast overview:
Will Lane
Lee Carey
Annie Boley
Marietta (as Barbara Luna)
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Sister Sue
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Jimmy Mathers ...
Matt Boley
Charlie Mary
Lily Fontaine
Ted Ryan ...


Elderly Will Lane arranges marriage of wild son of dead friend to tame him.

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son | marriage | wild boy | ranch | montana | See All (8) »


All you need for a hillbilly weddin' is a guy, a gal and a shotgun! See more »


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

11 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wranglers  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Boom Mic shadow visible on Jace's hat when he & his gang ride up to Will Lane & Lee Carey at Carey's place the morning after the fight in the saloon. See more »

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A useful case study in terrible casting.
19 September 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Many movies deserve their obscurity, and none more than this formula Western. Direction, editing, writing-- all are uninspired, especially the occasional attempts at humor.

But the casting is atrocious. Desperately bad. They've all done good work in other roles, but in this…

So clean-cut he almost squeaks, Keir Dullea is at no point convincing as a gambling, carousing womanizer.

Buddy Ebsen adds nothing new—not one glance, not one inflection-- to the tiresomely familiar role of the wise, slow-spoken, solitary old-timer.

In the eponymous role, Lois Nettleton stares soulfully toward Ebsen, Dullea, or the near distance. That's about it. Refreshing though it is to see a rather plain actress as a star, she finds no way to redeem—with humor, with spirit-- a woman who did not advertise for a husband (her boss did, played by a wry Marie Windsor), and who has almost no curiosity about her sight-unseen future mate and his home. In fact, objectively, her non-reaction is almost criminally irresponsible for a widow with a child.

If ever a film deserved to be in the background of some other activity (including sleep), it's this one.

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