The Second Time Around (1961)

The Second Time Around (1961)





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Lucretia (Debbie Reynolds) is a young New York widow with two children. Setting out to start a new life, they move to Arizona where Lucretia secures a job as a ranch hand. She soon becomes sheriff of the lawless town in this romantic Western comedy. Juliet Prowse plays the beautiful dance hall girl. Dan (Steve Forrest) and Pat (Andy Griffith) both try to win the affection of the lovely law enforcer as she cleans up the town.
Comedy , Kids & Family , Western
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Debbie Reynolds
as Lucretia Rogers
Andy Griffith
as Pat Collins
Steve Forrest
as Dan Jones
Ken Scott
as Sheriff John Yoss
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. Rogers
Rodolfo Acosta
as Rodriguez
Timothy Carey
as Bonner
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Trask
Marie Blake
as Mrs. Collins
Lisa Pons
as Mrs. Rodriguez
Nicky Blair
as Mr. Stone
Jack Orrison
as Editor
Tom Fadden
as Feed Store Owner
Joe Yrigoyen
as Bonner's Pal
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140822: Trying to discover what this style of western is called. It's very familiar and I've seen it called "light-hearted", I've seen it called a comedy. If it's a comedy, it's a soft comedy. The humour is there but it's light. There is a slap-stick like finale. Reminds me of the westerns from my youth. They're not violent action films like today. They're not crude. The word "quaint" comes to my. This film is enjoyable quaint and a bit fun. Well worth watching. Disney like, the 70s Disney I mean, not the Lone Ranger Disney.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

Cute comedy with Debbie as a widow out west trying to make a place for herself and bring her children to live and ending up as sherrif. Helped immeasureably as always by having the great Thelma Ritter in the cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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