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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Dan Kehoe
... Sabina McDade
... Ruby McDade
... Birdie McDade
... Oralie McDade
... Sheriff Tom Larrabee
... Padre
... Bartender of Rosebud Saloon in Touchstone
... 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 »


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21 December 1956 (USA)  »

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Heißer Süden  »

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$2,250,000, 31 December 1956
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Color by Deluxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Clark Gable formed a production company with his The Tall Men (1955) co-star Jane Russell and her husband Robert Waterfield in order to produce this film. However, the stress of producing took such a toll on the 55-year-old Gable's already guarded health that he never produced another movie. 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

Dan Kehoe: [to Ma] I'm all played out. I couldn't beat my mother from a standing start. You're all the luck I got.
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entertaining enough
14 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

i enjoyed this interesting western starring Clark gable.it's not your typical rip roaring action packed western.it's more of a lite comedy/romance.most of it takes place in one setting.a deserted ghost town inhabited by our young widows and their no nonsense gun packing mother in law.manly this is a showcase for the comedic skills of Gable and his co stars.the banter back and forth between the group is the highlight of the piece.oh,there's also 100,000 in stolen gold hidden nearby.add in some romance and a bit of deception and you have the makings of an entertaining little movie.for me,The King and Four Queens is a 6/10


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