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The Gal Who Took the West ()


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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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Lillian Marlowe
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Gen. Michael O'Hara
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Lee O'Hara
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Grant O'Hara
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Nancy
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Hawley
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Hawley (as old Timer)
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Ted (as Bob Stevenson)
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Ted (as old Timer)
Robin Short ...
Bartender
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Bartender (as old Timer)
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Colonel Logan
James Todd ...
Douglas Andrews
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Mr. Nolan
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O'Hara Cowhand at Opera House (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Sue (uncredited)
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Paul (uncredited)
Louise Bates ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Tailor (uncredited)
Charles Cane ...
Grant's Man (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand (uncredited)
Steve Crandall ...
Young Man (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand with Lee (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
William Donnelly ...
Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
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Cowboy (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Farmer ...
O'Hara Cowhand (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ...
Barfly (uncredited)
June Fulton ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Patrick Griffin ...
Young Boy (uncredited)
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Lee's Man (uncredited)
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Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Harlan Hoagland ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand with GrantDriving Surrey (uncredited)
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Nervous O'Hara Cowhand at Bar (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand in Town with Lee (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ...
Jack (uncredited)
Verna Kornman ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Anne P. Kramer ...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand Bringing Grant's Message (uncredited)
Peggy Leon ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Mrs. Livia Logan (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand with Lee (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand in Town with Lee (uncredited)
Fraser McMinn ...
Sentry (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Potkins (uncredited)
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Officer at Party (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ...
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Post Park ...
Stage Driver (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Trooper (uncredited)
Jon Riffel ...
Young Man (uncredited)
Mildred Sellers ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Indian Servant (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
George Stern ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Lee Cowhand (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ...
Croupier in Saloon (uncredited)
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Lee Cowhand (uncredited)
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Modern-Day Waiter on Club Terrence (uncredited)
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Burly O'Hara Cowhand with Grant (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ...
Cavalry Corporal (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ...
Man in Saloon (uncredited)
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O'Hara Cowhand with Lee (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ...
Gaunt Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frederick De Cordova ... (as Frederick de Cordova)

Written by

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William Bowers ... (story) and
Oscar Brodney ... (story)
 
William Bowers ... (screenplay) and
Oscar Brodney ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Arthur ... producer

Music by

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Frank Skinner

Cinematography by

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William H. Daniels ... (as William Daniels)

Film Editing by

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Milton Carruth

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Robert F. Boyle ... (as Robert Boyle)
Bernard Herzbrun

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John P. Austin ... (as John Austin)
Russell A. Gausman

Costume Design by

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Yvonne Wood

Makeup Department

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Joe Lapis ... sound

Stunts

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Jock Mahoney ... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague ... stunt double (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... stunt double (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Harold Belfer ... choreographer
Jack Daniels ... dialogue director
William Fritzsche ... technicolor color consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In 1890s Arizona, General Michael O'Hara, the O'Hara family patriarch, builds an opera house and sends for an opera singer from the East. Unknown to everyone, the Eastern theatrical agent substitutes a real but unattractive opera singer for his own niece who is stunningly beautiful but is no opera singer. Her name is Lillian Marlowe and her singing is more vaudevillian and saloon-like rather than operatic. The O'Hara family owns much of the land and cattle in the region. However, the two nephews of General Michael O'Hara, Lee and Grant, do not get along. Only one of them stands to inherit the O'Hara fortune, once the General passes away. The whole region fears a bloody feud between the two young cousins after the eventual passing of the family patriarch. To make matters worse, when the attractive opera singer from the East arrives in town, to fulfill her singing contract with the O'Hara opera house, the two young O'Haras fall in-love with her. Unfortunately, pretty Lillian Marlowe also falls in-love with Lee and Grant O'Hara and cannot make-up her mind which one she wants. Both O'Hara cousins are handsome, romantic, quick with the gun, and rich. A poor Eastern girl's dream come true. The two young O'Hara cousins start a feud over Lillian. The family patriarch, General Michael O'Hara, tries his best to keep his nephews from killing one another. On occasion, the old General has to resort to using his cavalry troops to keep Lee and Grant apart. The old man even tries to bribe Lillian with money to force her to leave town and return home back East but she refuses. Taking turns, Lee and Grant kidnap Lillian and propose marriage to her. Lillian remains vague and undecided. But with tension escalating between Lee and Grant, aided by their respective gunfighter crews, Lillian has to act. She promises to announce her final choice for husband, at a family meeting at the O'Hara ranch. The patriarch is also on hand to mediate between Lee and Grant. On arrival, Lee and Grant are deprived of their guns by the worried patriarch. However, the negotiation degenerates into a fistfight. Pretty Lillian saves the day by playing a little trick on her suitors. Written by nufs68

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Also Known As
  • The Western Story (United States)
  • La belle aventurière (France)
  • La dama que conquistó el Oeste (Spain)
  • La cautivadora (Spain)
  • I seirina tis dyseos (Greece)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Final film of veteran western character actor Slim Whitaker, See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Jack Benny/Joe Namath/Elke Sommer (1973). See more »
Soundtracks Clancy Lowered the Boom See more »

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