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The King and Four Queens (1956)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery | 21 December 1956 (USA)
Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Richard Alan Simmons (screenplay), Margaret Fitts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Dan Kehoe
Eleanor Parker ... Sabina McDade
Jean Willes ... Ruby McDade
Barbara Nichols ... Birdie McDade
Sara Shane ... Oralie McDade
Roy Roberts ... Sheriff Tom Larrabee
Arthur Shields ... Padre
Jay C. Flippen ... Bartender of Rosebud Saloon in Touchstone
Jo Van Fleet ... Ma McDade
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Storyline

Smooth cowboy Dan Kehoe arrives at a ranch run by an old widow and her four daughters-in-law. He's been tipped off that the proceeds of a gold robbery are hidden on the ranch, but only one of the women knows where. He plays them off against each other in his quest to discover the location. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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THE KING OUT-BLAZES THE DESERT SUN in the hottest western ever made! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Man in Wagon Mound See more »

Filming Locations:

Window Rock, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,250,000, 31 December 1956
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Production Co:

Russ-Field Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jo Van Fleet, who played "Ma" McDade, was actually 14 years younger than Gable. See more »

Goofs

When Dan Kehoe is shot off his horse by Ma McDade, he fell just across a footbridge on a piece of sandy ground with some small brush around him. When the girls approach him, he is laying in a more barren patch of ground with very little brush. See more »

Quotes

Josiah Sweet, Undertaker: Hey, how'd you like to ride over to Wagon Mount with me and make $2?
Dan Kehoe: I've already got $2, thanks all the same.
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Shaggy dog...
7 April 2001 | by PeterJacksonSee all my reviews

Stranger Gable hears of a treasure of gold, hidden somewhere in a ghost town and guarded by an old woman and four widows. "Man's man" Gable throws all of his charms in the battle to find out where to find the treasure. As you see, the storyline is very very thin here. Most of the film is about Gable trying to charm the women, using every single trick in the book. There are a few minor surprises near the end, but this is really nothing special. Nice to catch on a rainy afternoon. 6/10


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