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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | June 1949 (USA)
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.


Preston Sturges


Earl Felton (screenplay), Earl Felton (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Grable ... Winifred (Freddie) Jones
Cesar Romero ... Blackie Jobero
Rudy Vallee ... Charles Hingleman
Olga San Juan ... Conchita
Porter Hall ... Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole
Hugh Herbert ... Doctor
Al Bridge ... Sheriff Ambrose (as Alan Bridge)
El Brendel ... Mr. Jorgensen
Sterling Holloway ... Basserman Boy
Danny Jackson Danny Jackson ... Basserman Boy
Emory Parnell ... Julius Hingleman
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. O'Toole
Pati Behrs Pati Behrs ... Roulette
Chris-Pin Martin ... Joe
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Sheriff Sweetser


Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She had the biggest Six-Shooters in the West!


Comedy | Western


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Betty Grable campaigned for Gregory Peck as her leading man. See more »


Despite being a Technicolor film, this picture contains process and insert shots which are in black-and-white. In particular, though Charles and Winifred are photographed in color on their buggy ride to the church, the background and the church exterior itself are in black-and-white. See more »


Winifred Jones: Do tell. You must show me your gold mine someday.
Charles Hingleman: If you don't mind going down in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: How is that again?
Charles Hingleman: Well, you see, a gold mine having no stairs, you have to be lowered in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: Like the girl from Nantucket. Excuse me.
Charles Hingleman: How is that?
Winifred Jones: Oh, oh... just a poem.
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Little Brown Jug
Music by Joseph Winner
Played during the first scene in the saloon with Blackie and Roulette
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Betty, Get Your Gun
14 May 2018 | by weezeralfalfaSee all my reviews

Shortly before "Anne Get Your Gun" was released, this film, which I dub "Betty, Get Your Gun" was released, as an often raucous western comedy, starring Betty Grable and Cesar Romero. But, sometimes the duo of Sterling Holloway and Dan Jackson, as the demented Basserman boys, take center stage. They have a penchant for spying on Betty, and acting up in her class or elsewhere. Porter Hall is perfect as the harried Judge O'Toole: the unlucky recipient of 3 bullets from Betty's gun, in a running gag sequence, that lodge in the least damaging place: his buttocks. Hugh Herbert is perfect as the eccentric doctor who pulls these slugs out. Rudy Vallee plays a dapper wealthy bachelor, who owns a gold mine, and competes with Cesar for Betty's heart. Cesar is a handsome rogue who has a love-hate relationship with Betty. .......During the credits, and at the end, the peppy title song is sung. Rather early on, onstage, Betty sings the melodious "Every Time I meet You", accompanied by a barbershop quartet. This was composed by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon. Later, in a private setting, Rude Vallee, along with Betty, sing the standard "In the Gloming"......The silliness occasionally gets out of hand, but on the whole I liked it. See this short second feature film at YouTube.

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Release Date:

June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teacher's Pet See more »


Box Office


$2,260,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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