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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

Certificate:

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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 »

Soundtracks

TOUCH OF PINK
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
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It's a feel good movie
24 September 2006 | by glentom1See all my reviews

I really should have given it a 5 of 10, but it just felt good to watch.

This movie reminds me of some of the Elvis movies where they surrounded him with great character actors. Audie was famous years before Elvis, but in a different way. I would not be surprised if Audie was a hero of Elvis.

Anyway, this is a vehicle movie made for Audie, and it works fine. Audie is a good actor, and you will always get what you expect from one of his movies. Sandra Dee is good as well; she conveys much with her pouty face without ever saying a word.

Worth watching.


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