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The Barefoot Mailman (1951)

A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.

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Earl McEvoy

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Theodore Pratt (novel), James Gunn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Cummings ... Sylvanus Hurley
Jerome Courtland ... Steven Pierton
Terry Moore ... Adie Titus
John Russell ... Theron
Will Geer ... Dan Paget - Miami Mayor / Postmaster
Arthur Shields ... Ben Titus
Trevor Bardette ... Oat McCarty
Arthur Space ... Piggot
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A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.

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Meet Sylvanus! Con man... Gun man... Ladies man! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strandräuber in Florida See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Florida, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Robert Cohn Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Supercinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Bob Cummings, Comedian
22 July 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is a pleasant enough comedy set in turn-of-the-century Miami as Bob Cummings plays a swindler who's been swindled: he's been given a deed to a large plot of mangrove swamp in the out-of-the-way community. So he decides to con the locals, some of whom are not as honest as he....

There are a few good points to this movie, including some nice scenery, both around the mangrove swamps and Terry Moore. Will Geer has a nice role as mayor-postmaster-sheriff, and probably Lord High Poobah and Arthur Shields slides easily through his role as Terry Moore's father. But Bob Cummings is a little too one note in his performance to make this more than average good.


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