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The Wild and the Innocent (1959)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 27 May 1959 (USA)
In Wyoming, mountain trapper Yancy goes to the nearest town to trade his pelts but gets into trouble when he tries to save runaway saloon girl Rosalie from her shameful job.

Director:

Jack Sher

Writers:

Sy Gomberg (screenplay), Jack Sher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Yancy
Joanne Dru ... Marcy
Gilbert Roland ... Paul
Jim Backus ... Mr. Forbes
Sandra Dee ... Rosalie
George Mitchell ... Uncle Lije
Peter Breck ... Chip
Strother Martin ... Ben Stocker
Wesley Marie Tackitt ... Ma Ransome
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Mrs. Forbes
Mel Leonard Mel Leonard ... Pitchman
Lillian Adams ... Kiri
Val Benedict Val Benedict ... Richie
Jim Sheppard Jim Sheppard ... Henchman
Edson Stroll ... Henchman (as Ed Stroll)
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Storyline

Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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The wild and wonderful story of the exciting young frontier !

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Buckskin Kid and the Calico Gal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was originally titled The Wild Innocents. See more »

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TOUCH OF PINK
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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dull with surprising chemistry
25 September 2012 | by j_eyon-2See all my reviews

a gentler movie than most of Audie Murphy's westerns - he's a gosh-darn hillbilly man - who meets a plum dirty hillbilly girl - and cain't see thru the messy hair & filthy clothes to her Sandra Dee appeal - but at the town where they come to trade their furs - the sheriff there does see it - while the hillbilly boy is a smitten by the lady dressed in scarlet

this was never gonna be a great movie - but it weren't even average - the story didn't generate any tension cuz of the long dry scenes - and cuz everything was so predictable

the chemistry between Audie and Sandra Dee showed considerable promise - while Gilbert Roland almost steals the movie as the suave latino sheriff


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