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The Marshal's Daughter (1953)

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To fully appreciate the western comedy The Marshal's Daughter, one must be aware that its star, a zaftig, wide-eyed lass named Laurie Anders, was in 1953 a popular TV personality. A regular on The Ken Murray Show, Anders had risen to fame with the Southern-fried catchphrase "Ah love the wi-i-i-ide open spaces!" Striking while the iron was hot, the entrepreneurial Murray produced this inexpensive oater, which cast Anders as Laurie Dawson, the singing daughter of a U.S. marshal (Hoot Gibson). Teaming with her dad to capture outlaw Trigger Gans (Bob Duncan), Laurie briefly disguises herself as a masked bandit. Amidst much stock footage from earlier westerns and a plethora of lame jokes and dreadful puns, The Marshal's Daughter is a treat for trivia buffs, featuring such virile actors as Preston S. Foster, Johnny Mack Brown, Jimmy Wakely and Buddy Baer as "themselves." Ken Murray himself makes a supporting appearance as a leering frontier wiseacre named "Sliding Bill Murray."

Cast

Laurie Anders
as Laurie Dawson
Hoot Gibson
as Ben Dawson
Ken Murray
as Sliding Bill Murray
Jimmy Wakely
as Himself
Harry Lauter
as Russ Mason
Robert Bray
as Anderson
Bob Duncan
as Trigger Gans
Forrest Taylor
as Uncle Jed
Tom London
as Sheriff Flynn
B.G. Norman
as Little Boy
Cecil Elliott
as Miss Tiddleford
Bette Lou Walters
as Miss Bolton
Lee Phelps
as Sheriff Barnes
Harry Harvey
as Bartender
Bob Gross
as Frenchie
Buddy Baer
as Himself
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