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The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 October 1951 (UK)
An attorney is hired to keep a dumb cowboy out of trouble.

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Richard Whorf

Writers:

Robert Libott (screenplay), Frank Burt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... 'A.J.' Furnival
Jack Carson ... Ben Castle
Joan Davis ... Alice Dean
Stanley Ridges ... Harry Kallen
John Litel ... Uncle George
James Brown ... Steve Hall
Victor Sen Yung ... Ignacio
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Forbes
Gordon Nelson Gordon Nelson ... Ricky
George Meader George Meader ... Bellboy at the Lariat
Kemp Niver Kemp Niver ... Killer
Robert B. Williams ... Jake Harris
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Actor Ben Castle is a phony singing cowboy who can not ride, sing, or act, and is afraid of guns and horses and the first one out the door when trouble breaks out. His studio hires attorney Abigail Furnival, to get him out of trouble with a big-time gambler because he can not pay off a gambling debt. And the next thing she knows is that she has married him. The gambler decides to write off the debt when he learns that Abigail is the daughter of an old friend. But the gambler is murdered, and Ben appears to be involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Final film of Stanley Ridges. See more »

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An incredibly unlikely marriage!
10 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Ben Castle (Jack Carson) is a big-time cowboy...much like Roy Rogers or Gene Autry. But he's also a complete phony. He hates horses, doesn't do his own singing and relies on stuntmen to do most of his tricks. And, he also seems really, really dumb...so dumb he's gotten himself into a deep hole due to his gambling. So he contacts a lawyer for help and A.J. Furnival happens to be a lady (Ginger Rogers). Soon, she's doing a great job with Castle...and Castle, out of no where, proposes to her. And, in a whirlwind romance, they marry. But soon it becomes obvious that Castle just isn't good husband material and A.J. regrets her decision. In the midst of this, out of the blue, comes a murder...and Castle is set up to take the fall! Can A.J. once again help her stupid hubby? And, can they actually make a go of their crazy marriage?

Often this film straddles the line between dopey and clever....and it doesn't always do this well (such as the pregnancy scene late in the film). While it's very watchable, it's also not exactly subtle or sophisticated....and the ending sequence with the plane was just terrible.


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Language:

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