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Frenchie (1950)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 20 April 1951 (Australia)
Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

Director:

Louis King

Writer:

Oscar Brodney (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Sheriff Tom Banning
Shelley Winters ... Frenchie Fontaine
Paul Kelly ... Pete Lambert
Elsa Lanchester ... Countess
Marie Windsor ... Diane Gorman
John Russell ... Lance Cole
John Emery ... Clyde Gorman
George Cleveland ... Mayor Jefferson Harding
Regis Toomey ... Carter
Paul E. Burns ... Rednose
Frank Ferguson ... Jim Dobbs
Vincent Renno Vincent Renno ... Tony
Lawrence Dobkin ... Bartender (as Larry Dobkin)
Lucille Barkley Lucille Barkley ... Dealer
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Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

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Every Inch of Her Was Against the Law! She's Tameless...He's Tough!

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1951 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Frenchie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Frenchie Fontaine Dawson: Don't worry about me sheriff, anything I can get on I can get off.
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Frenchie's back in town
4 November 2001 | by banseSee all my reviews

"Frenchie" (1950) is based loosely on the western classic "Destry Rides Again" only this time featuring a woman as the heroine. In her prime the shapely and gorgeous Shelley Winters as Frenchie Fontaine returns to her town and opens a saloon ,as a front, to avenge her fathers murder. Besides the usual gun play there is an old fashioned saloon fight when Frenchie tangles with another woman which is a hoot. Rounding out the cast of this technicolor co-feature are Joel McCrea, John Russell, Paul Kelly, Elsa Lanchester, John Emery and the ever dependable Marie Windsor.


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