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Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)

Approved | | Western | 4 July 1949 (USA)
Good luck with horses and women pushes Sam Bass toward outlawry.

Director:

George Sherman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Calamity Jane
Howard Duff ... Sam Bass
Dorothy Hart ... Katherine 'Kathy' Egan
Willard Parker ... Sheriff William 'Will' Egan
Norman Lloyd ... Jim Murphy aka Gordon
Lloyd Bridges ... Joel Collins
Marc Lawrence ... Harry Dean
Houseley Stevenson ... Dakota
Milburn Stone ... Abe Jones
Clifton Young Clifton Young ... Link
John Rodney ... Morgan
Roy Roberts ... Marshal Peak
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Lucy Egan
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... J. Wells
Walter Baldwin ... Doc Purdy
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Storyline

Drifter Sam Bass shows up in Denton, Texas (soon to host a great horse race) looking for work. Before long, he attracts the attention of pretty storekeeper Katherine Egan (the sheriff's sister) and that wild frontiers woman, Calamity Jane. Circumstances make Sam richer by a very fast race horse. But his seemingly good luck with horses and women leads him to disaster. Will he be forced into a life of crime? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Branding their outlaw names ... into the fiery fame of the West !

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Bass and Calamity Jane See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the cattle drive scenes were lifted from the Universal film 'Cattle Drive' [1950]. See more »

Quotes

Joel Collins: I've never seen anybody take to anything the way you have a gun. A man would think you've been shooting all your life.
Sam Bass: It's just like anything else. Decide where you want to go, then get there the best way you can.
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Night mare
17 February 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is an offbeat western ,one of the rare ones which does not have a Hollywood happy end . The screenplay features historical characters ,including Calamity Jane ,played by the wonderful Yvonne De Carlo ,who is as much at ease in the part of a Wild West girl as she is when she 's Countess of Castiglione or Mosis's wife .

According to IMDb reliable source ,the two "heroes" never met in real life ,but it does not matter.In the movie,Sam is a born loser,illiterate ,deprived of his money by a wicked uncle,and a dreaming man .All he does backfires on him and even with the help of two women in love with him,he is pursued by fate .Against all odds ,he does believe his mare is still alive but the pursuit of his dream is in vain.Howard Duff 's wooden acting does not get in the way for his character becomes an outlaw by accident and most of the time,he is overtaken by events.


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