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The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | September 1949 (USA)
In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)

Writers:

William Bowers (story), Oscar Brodney (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Lillian Marlowe
Charles Coburn ... Gen. Michael O'Hara
Scott Brady ... Lee O'Hara
John Russell ... Grant O'Hara
Myrna Dell ... Nancy
James Millican ... Hawley
Clem Bevans ... Hawley (as old Timer)
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Ted (as Bob Stevenson)
Houseley Stevenson ... Ted (as old Timer)
Robin Short Robin Short ... Bartender
Russell Simpson ... Bartender (as old Timer)
John Litel ... Colonel Logan
James Todd James Todd ... Douglas Andrews
Edward Earle ... Mr. Nolan
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Storyline

In order to gain passage to the West, a woman poses as an opera singer, and causes a feud between two cousins.

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Taglines:

The WEST was WILD...but "LIL" drove it WILDER! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gal Who Took the West See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

General O'Hara says his two sons fought for different sides during the Civil War. Accordingly, his two grandsons are named Grant and Lee, both named after leading generals for the North and South respectively during the Civil War. See more »


Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnnie
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung and Danced by Yvonne De Carlo
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a western Rashomon
26 October 2002 | by ronnmullenSee all my reviews

The fun of this film is telling the story from three different viewpoints -- each version diametrically opposed to the others -- what is the truth? probably a mixture of all of them -- it's a fun film with DeCarlo in fine form and the feuding brothers fighting it out for her affections is half the fun.


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