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The plain but nubile daughter of a hopeless drunkard decides to marry herself off so that she and her little brother might avoid starvation.

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Matt Dillon
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Chester
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Doc
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Kitty
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Milly Glover
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Bart Glover
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Joey Glover (as Billy Hughes)
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Ed Potts
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Harry Tillman
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Sam Lawson
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Laura
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Seventeen year old Milly Glover and her little brother Joey live in needless poverty because of the indolence of their drunkard father. Seeing how a happy marriage saved her friend Laura from penury, Milly sets about courting three nearby bachelors, with unintended consequences. Written by Mister-UHF

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25 November 1961 (USA)  »

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The Old Gray Mare
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Traditional Folk song
[Saloon music]
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Milly
23 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I had a more positive impression of this story.

Milly seeks to improve the situation of herself and her brother by marrying an older man only to be rejected by two of the men she approached and attacked by the third. The unexpected rejection leads her to seek revenge on the men, leading to tragic results -- the two men who rejected her shoot one another blaming each other for the vandalism inflicted on their property by Milly, and the lustful attacker is killed by Milly's father, not because he tried attacking his daughter, but because he refuses to pay the father for Milly.

I had a problem with the ending, too, because it seemed cheap -- a widow who has no part in the story agrees to adopt Milly and her brother. Happy ending, I guess.

But, what I liked about the show were the performances of the guest cast, particularly Jena Engstrom as Milly. Jena Engstrom's acting career lasted four years and I have liked her in every show I have seen her in. She played a lot of characters like Milly -- young women dressed in rags with serious "Pa" issues, but the characters were never the same; it was like there was a back story she had worked out for her character.


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