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Valley of the Sun (1942)

In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware is courtmartialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Clarence Budington Kelland (story), Horace McCoy (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lucille Ball ... Christine Larson
James Craig ... Jonathan Ware
Cedric Hardwicke ... Lord Warrick (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Dean Jagger ... Jim Sawyer
Peter Whitney ... Willie
Billy Gilbert ... Judge Homer Burnaby
Tom Tyler ... Geronimo
Antonio Moreno ... Chief Cochise
George Cleveland ... Bill Yard
Hank Bell ... Hank - Shotgun Guard
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Storyline

In 1868, Army scout Johnny Ware is courtmartialed for helping Indians against their white oppressors, but escapes and finds himself in the hamlet of Desert Center. There, he crosses paths with Christine Larson who is about to marry one of the crooked Indian agents...but not if Johnny can help it. The film lapses frequently into comedy, with an action climax as our hero tries to head off an incipient Indian war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

CLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND'S MIGHTY NOVEL OF AMERICA'S FAR-FLUNG FRONTIERS (original Card B poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle del sol See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Bill Yard: There's only two ways to handle women...and nobody knows what they are.
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Crazy Credits

Listed also as cast members: "Indians from the pueblos of Taos, Santa Clara, Jemes, San Juan and Tesuque" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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Lucille Ball In A Western?
5 November 1999 | by michael-248See all my reviews

This entertaining western is an interesting mix of comedy and adventure, complete with cowboys, indians and couple of black hats. Be sure and watch for the very funny wedding scene involving a bunch of ants. Starring Lucy in her only western movie role, and co-starring John Craig, Cedric Hardwicke and Dean Jagger.

Worth a peek


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