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Black Bart (1948)

Passed | | Western | 3 October 1948 (Ethiopia)
California stage robber Black Bart meets European dancer Lola Montez.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

Luci Ward (original story), Jack Natteford (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lola Montez
Dan Duryea ... Charles E. Boles / Black Bart
Jeffrey Lynn ... Lance Hardeen
Percy Kilbride ... Jersey Brady
Lloyd Gough ... Sheriff Gordon
Frank Lovejoy ... Mark Lorimer
John McIntire ... Clark
Don Beddoe ... J.T. Hall
Ray Walker ... MacFarland
Soledad Jiménez ... Teresa
Eddy Waller ... Ed Mason (as Eddy C. Waller)
Anne O'Neal Anne O'Neal ... Mrs. Harmon (as Anne O'Neil)
Chief Many Treaties Chief Many Treaties ... Indian
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Storyline

Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

MASTER GUNMAN! LAWLESS LOVER! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1948 (Ethiopia) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures of Black Bart See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Debut of Frank Lovejoy. See more »

Goofs

One of the newspaper columns (c. 1849) mentions automobiles. See more »

Quotes

Lance Hardeen: What about that $3000 we have buried at Sage Fork.
Charles E. Boles: We split it.
Lance Hardeen: How?
Charles E. Boles: We can't all go together. The first one there takes his share and leaves the rest.
Lance Hardeen: You must trust me a lot, Charlie.
Charles E. Boles: I do. Besides, I 've got a faster horse.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) See more »

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Interesting and disappointing
3 December 2000 | by SorsimusSee all my reviews

Can you be disappointed if you had no expectations in the first place? In this case: yes. This less than a classic western has an above average idea it fails to deliver. The triangle romance between the zorro- like masked villain, the posing- as- a- good- guy villain and the European dancer- and- mistress- to- the- emperor- of- Austria- turned- saloon singer is actually quite original.

The film, however, is not. The standard western imagery and unimaginative cinematography/direction condemns this film into the "forgettable"- category. Still it must be noted that there is no hero in this western: just two outlaws and a corrupt dame. Although they get their due in the "grand" finale, themes like that are not frequent in the westerns of the classic era but associated usually to westerns in the late 60's and 70's.


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