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The Second Time Around (1961)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 22 December 1961 (USA)
In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Richard Emery Roberts (novel), Oscar Saul (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Debbie Reynolds ... Lucretia 'Lu' Rogers
Steve Forrest ... Dan Jones
Andy Griffith ... Pat Collins
Juliet Prowse ... Rena Mitchell
Thelma Ritter ... Aggie Gates
Ken Scott ... Sheriff Burns
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Rogers
Rodolfo Acosta ... Rodriguez (as Rudolph Acosta)
Timothy Carey ... Bonner
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Deputy Shack
Eleanor Audley ... Mrs. Trask
Marie Blake ... Mrs. Vera Collins (as Blossom Rock)
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Storyline

In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

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She's tangling with he-men who want to stay free-men... And showing you what a gal's gotta do to get a guy to say "I do"! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La farfelue de l'Arizona See more »

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debbie Reynolds and Thelma Ritter co-starred in " How the West Was Won " Mrs. Ritter's name in that movie was Aggie also. See more »

Quotes

Dan Jones: Rena, the bond between the sheriff and me is the strongest bond possible between two people.
Rena Mitchell: What's that?
Dan Jones: Money, my love.
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Delightful Western romp!
19 February 2007 | by brenda_senanayakeSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie at the theater and thoroughly enjoying it. I would very much like to see it again and cannot understand why it is not available. I loved Debbie Reynolds, of course, but Thelma Ritter as always is truly splendid as are all other cast members. Steve Forrest is a handsome romantic lead with Andy Griffin and Juliet Prowse creating a colorful background. The whole concept of a very proper young Boston widow with two adorable children trying to make a new life in the West working as of all things a ranch hand makes for most enjoyable entertainment. Why is this movie not available for purchase on DVD?


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