The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949)

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend


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Movie Info

When a gun-slinging beauty aims for her troublesome beau but accidentally shoots a judge, she runs to a small town and disguises herself as a sweet and prudish school teacher. Just when she thinks she has pulled it all off, chaos materializes around her in this western/comedy

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Preston Sturges, Earl Felton
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as Freddie

as Blackie Jobero

as Charles Hingleman

as Conchita

as Basserman Boy

as Doctor

as Mr. Jorgenson

as Judge O'Toole

as Roulette

as Mrs. O'Toole

as Basserman Boy

as Basserman Boy

as Mr. Hingleman

as Sheriff

as Sheriff

as Sheriff Sweetzer

as Sheriff Sweetzer

as Mr. Basserman

as Mrs. Hingleman

as Mrs. Smidlap

as Conductor

as Messenger Boy

as Freddie (age 6)

as Dr. Schultz

as Bartender

as Dr. Smidlap

as Station Agent

as Pullman Porter

as LaBell Bergers
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Critic Reviews for The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Preston Sturges plays his script [based on a story by Earl Felton] with frantic slapstick, stressing raw, bawdy comedy rather than genuine humor, to get the laughs.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
Top Critic

To paraphrase the theme song, it looks pretty well shot in the end.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Fast-moving and witty spoof of Western conventions from one of Hollywood's finest writer/directors of comedy.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Not so much a lament for the end of the West but for the end of the 1940s

November 15, 2009

Shoots itself in the arse once too many times for its prolonged spoof to work smoothly.

Full Review… | April 19, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Even a fair-to-middling Preston Sturges production is better than most comedies by other writer/directors.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend


A notorious flop in its day time has been kind to this and today it is a pleasant if unremarkable comedy, a little risque for the period with a sprightly performance from Betty Grable. Many Sturges regulars pop up in the supporting cast which is always a good thing and Olga San Juan is fun as Betty's boon companion.

jay nixon

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