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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.

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Marcy
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Mr. Forbes
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Uncle Lije
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Chip
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Ben Stocker
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Ma Ransome
Betty Harford ...
Mrs. Forbes
Mel Leonard ...
Pitchman
Lillian Adams ...
Kiri
Val Benedict ...
Richie
Jim Sheppard ...
Henchman
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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 !

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Romance | Western

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27 May 1959 (USA)  »

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The Buckskin Kid and the Calico Gal  »

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2.35 : 1
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TOUCH OF PINK
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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The Tame and the Emotional
9 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Anything with Audie Murphy in it is worth a look-see so right there and then it is worth watching for that. We get a glimpse of the Wild West only more tamed but still a ways to go with people in town consisting of two factions; the respectable and the not so respectable. True to life depicting the hard ship and the rewards of living on the frontier in the later stages of its development toward becoming more civilized. Murphy plays a character that is peaceful, has virtue and wants to do right and hurt no one and it works but we are also pleased to find out he has boundaries too. As usual, we got horses, mules, trappers, Indians, gun-play, good guys, bad guys and a love interest. Some tender scenes with some mild violence and of course a happy ending to make it all go down just right. As Westerns go, this is not a stand-out or even a good word of mouth movie but an okay time spent if you do watch. Get a sandwich, a drink and settle in.


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