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The Woman of the Town (1943)

Approved | | Western | 31 December 1943 (USA)
Bat Masterson's girl tries to get him to give up gunfighting and become a respectable journalist, but Bat has other problems - his rival is in town gunning for him.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Norman Houston (story), Æneas MacKenzie (as AEneas MacKenzie)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Dora Hand
Albert Dekker ... Bat Masterson
Barry Sullivan ... King Kennedy
Henry Hull ... Inky Wilkinson
Marion Martin ... Daisy Davenport
Porter Hall ... Mayor Dog Killey
Percy Kilbride ... Rev. Samuel Small
Beryl Wallace ... Louella O. Parsons
Arthur Hohl ... Robert Wright
Clem Bevans ... Buffalo Burns
Teddi Sherman ... Fanny Garretson
George Cleveland ... Judge Blackburn
Russell Hicks ... Publisher
Herbert Rawlinson ... Doc Sears
Marlene Mains Marlene Mains ... Annie Logan
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Storyline

New York newspaperman Bat Masterson thinks back on his time as a lawman in Dodge City, Kansas, when he cleaned up the lawless town and loved a saloon girl named Dora Hand. Masterson's rival for Dora's love was a scofflaw named King Kennedy, who laughs at Masterson's attempts to establish law but grudgingly admires the way he goes about it. Kennedy's jealousy of Dora leads him into deeper conflict with Masterson, even as Dora tries to maneuver Masterson into leaving town and leaving the dangerous job of marshal behind. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gunmaster See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harry Sherman Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger & Harry Sherman films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 22 July 1950. See more »

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Music by Lester Lee
Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
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a western which feels more like what it was like than the typical
31 July 2006 | by s_pendergastSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this in a DVD collection of westerns. It gave a lot more of the feeling of what it must have been like in Dodge City when they were struggling to move from anarchy to civilization. "Bat Masterson" is more along the lines of Jimmy Stewarts "Six Shooter" who'd rather reason out of a problem than shoot, but will shoot when necessary. Claire Trevor and Albert Decker do a good job on the leads, and the supporting cast contribute some key bits. Barry Sullivan is an interesting Texas cowman.

Unfortunately the print used was dark and punched full of holes from having been marked for TV breaks.


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