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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 Wesley Marie Tackitt ... Ma Ransome
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Mrs. Forbes
Mel Leonard Mel Leonard ... Pitchman
Lillian Adams Lillian Adams ... Kiri
Val Benedict Val Benedict ... Richie
Jim Sheppard Jim Sheppard ... Henchman
Edson Stroll ... Henchman (as Ed Stroll)
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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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not that wild but borders on infantile
3 September 2002 | by benglesonSee all my reviews

Odd little films like THE WILD AND THE INNOCENT pop up from time to time and one has to wonder what brains trust bankrolled it. Surely it was the high-roller from the backwoods who yearned to see a family sort of western with just a nasty touch of two older guys, 54 year old Gilbert Roland and 35 year old Audie Murphy, panting after 15 year old Sandra Dee. Or maybe it was some perverse producer who wanted to humiliate Murphy and dress him up as a sort of country bumpkin Stan Laurel lookalike. Still, there's a bit of harmless fun to be had here, especially if you are at a mountain top Drive-in with your best gal and a drop or two of moonshine to keep you company.


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