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Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 1950 (Netherlands)
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo ... See full summary »


Lew Landers


Matthew Rapf (screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Cameron Mitchell ... Ted Daniels
Audrey Long ... Penny Gray
Fuzzy Knight ... Woody
James Millican ... Bud Millerick
John Harmon ... Blake
Edward Gargan ... Deputy (as Ed Gargan)
Harry Cheshire ... Dr. Gray (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Cliff Clark ... Sheriff
Gallant Bess ... Bess (as Bess)
Evelyn Eaton Evelyn Eaton ... Billie (as Eevlynn Eaton)


Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health. Written by Snow Leopard

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Drama | Romance | Western


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Release Date:

1950 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboyen, pigen og hesten See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Predictable at every turn
9 September 2014 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

While I wouldn't say that "Adventures of Gallant Bess" is a downright awful movie, if you have seen your share of family westerns from this period (like the ones with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers), it will come across as very familiar. There is one big difference, that this western was filmed in color. However, it was photographed in the cheapo "Cinecolor" process, so that, at least in the print that I watched, the color is not very strong. And the color makes the sequences filmed on soundstages (though supposed to be taking place outdoors) look more phony than if they had been shot in black and white. Anyway, the movie as a whole doesn't provide any surprises. The standard ingredients are here - horse tricks, a love interest, a villain, etc. It does unfold a tad slow, and Cameron Mitchell doesn't have the charisma of Autry or Rogers. Still, I have seen worse horse operas.

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