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Belle Le Grand (1951)

Approved | | Western | 27 January 1951 (USA)
After serving a prison sentence in 1850, a New Orleans woman becomes a rich gambler, opens a casino on the Barbary Coast, gets romantically involved with Nevada mine owners and watches over the interests of her little sister.


Allan Dwan


D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), Peter B. Kyne (story)


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Complete credited cast:
Vera Ralston ... Daisy Henshaw / Belle Le Grand
John Carroll ... John Kilton
William Ching ... Bill Shanks
Hope Emerson ... Emma McGee
Grant Withers ... Shannon
Stephen Chase ... Montgomery Crame
John Qualen ... Corky McGee
Harry Morgan ... Abel Stone (as Henry Morgan)
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Cal
Thurston Hall ... Parkington
Marietta Canty ... Daisy
Glen Vernon Glen Vernon ... Bellboy
Muriel Lawrence Muriel Lawrence ... Nan Henshaw


Upon her release from prison for a murder she didn't commit, a woman finds that her younger sister has been placed in an orphanage. Determined to do whatever it takes to get her out, she eventually becomes the proprietor of a notorious gambling establishment. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Lady by birth ... gambler by choice !




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Release Date:

27 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Belle Le Grand See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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good costume piece
29 September 2003 | by hipthornton50See all my reviews

Well done picture with Vera Ralston playing title role. She goes to jail for murder allowing slimy husband to escape. On her release she finds little sister in orphanage and vows to get her out. She becomes famous gambling queen and finances sister's singing career,unknown to the sister. Nice period sets and costumes with good direction by Alan Dwan with fine supporting cast. Muriel Lawrence shines as young soprano out to conquer world. Pity she only made three films. A bigger career wasn't in her future. Vera is very good.

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