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The Big Bonanza (1944)

The Big Bonanza





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The Big Bonanza was a Republic Studios in-betweener: too elaborate for B picture, not expensive enough for an "A". Richard Arlen stars as an army deserter who heads back to his home town. Unable to hold down a legitimate job, Arlen falls in with childhood chum Robert Livingston, now a high-rolling crook. Jane Frazee is the dime-a-dance girl who acts as a redeeming force for the wayward Arlen. Gabby Hayes shows up as comic relief "Hap" Sweeney. At the bottom of the cast, billed as "Singer," is future Republic singing cowboy Monte Hale. The Big Bonanza was co-scripted by Dorrell and Stuart McGowan, later the leading lights of the TV series Death Valley Days.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
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Written By: Robert R. Presnell, Sr., Paul Gangelin, Dorrell McGowan, Leonard Praskins, Stuart E. McGowan
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Richard Arlen
as Captain Jed Kilton
Jane Frazee
as Chiquita McSweeney
Bobby Driscoll
as Spud Kilton
Lynne Roberts
as Judy Parker
J.M. Kerrigan
as Jasper Kincaid
Russell Simpson
as Adam Parker
Frank Reicher
as Dr. Ballou
Roy Barcroft
as Don Pendleton
Monte Hale
as The Singer
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