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Texas Lady (1955)

Approved | | Western | 23 November 1955 (USA)
Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years ... See full summary »

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Prudence Webb
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Chris Mooney
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Mica Ralston
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Cass Gower
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Stringer Winfield
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Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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WOMANLY WILES WERE HER WEAPONS! (original print ad - all caps)

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23 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Des Teufels rechte Hand  »

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Final film directed by Tim Whelan. See more »

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Claudette Colbert's name is misspelled "Colber" in the opening credits. See more »

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Texas Lady
By Paul Sawtell and Johnny Mann (as Johnnie Mann)
Sung and Played by Les Paul and Mary Ford
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Go west Claudette, go west
10 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This was Claudette Colbert's second to last theatrical feature and if this was the quality of scripts she was being offered at that time it's no wonder she stayed away six years between this and Parrish. First of all she belongs in some urbane urban setting not the Old West and try though she might she is out of place there. Additionally she and Barry Sullivan, always a dull leading man no matter his costar, go together like oil and water sharing zero romantic chemistry. The script is ordinary and the direction not terribly exciting plus the film is soft and fuzzy with over-bright color. If you like Claudette or westerns it's okay but don't expect anything above the routine.


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