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The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

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For some reason, whenever Universal used the word "Gal" in a film's title, Yvonne de Carlo usually headed the cast. In Gal Who Took the West, de Carlo plays Lillian Marlowe, an New York songstress who heads Thataway. She becomes the romantic bone of contention between the feuding O'Hara cousins, Grant (John Russell) and Lee (Scott Brady). The hostilities boil over into an all-out range war, and federal troops are summoned. Can Lillian succeed where other, better-armed negotiators have failed. The lighthearted nature of Gal Who Took the West is underlined by staging the film in flashback, as related by a pair of toothless old codgers (Clem Bevans and Houseley Stevenson). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Western
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

Yvonne De Carlo
as Lillian Marlowe
Scott Brady
as Lee O'Hara
John Russell
as Grant O'Hara
Charles Coburn
as Gen. Michael O'Hara
Myrna Dell
as Nancy
Clem Bevans
as Hawley as an Old Timer
Houseley Stevenson Sr.
as Ted (old-timer)
Robin Short
as Bartender
Russell Simpson
as Bartender as an Old Timer
John Litel
as Col. Logan
James Todd
as Douglas Andrews
Edward Earle
as Mr. Nolan
Ann Pearce
as Dance Hall Girl
June Fulton
as Dance Hall Girl
Pat Hall
as Dance Hall Girl
Howard Negley
as Potkins
Charles Cane
as Grant's Man
William Haade
as Lee's Man
Louise Lorimer
as Mrs. Logan
Forrest Taylor
as Servant
Charles Jordan
as Customer
George Stern
as Barber
Paul Brinegar
as Salesman
William Donnelly
as Cavalry Captain
Steve Crandall
as Young Man
Jon Riffel
as Young Man
Russ Whiteman
as Corp. Trooper
Fraser McWinn
as Sentry
Peggy Leon
as Guest
Roger Moore
as Guest
Philip Ahlm
as Guest
Harlan Hoagland
as Bartender
Chalky Williams
as Man in Saloon
Paul Palmer
as Man in Saloon
Patrick Griffin
as Young Boy
Guy Teague
as Burly O'Hara Cowhand
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The Gal Who Took the West I watched this film on Netflix Streaming, a hard copy on DVD, doesn't seem to be on the US market. That's a shame because its not a bad film. I watched this film because it came off a list of Universal International Pictures, I started watching in 1949 time frame. A number of these movies put out by Universal International Pictures are no longer available and that to is a shame. There are many kinds of westerns, Spaghetti Westerns, Cowboy and Indian westerns, Good guy bad guy westerns, and old time serial type westerns, this movie doesn't fit any of those categories. This is listed as a western comedy and I guess it did have a funny part or two, but its just a good story, A opera singer comes into town, she is not your typical opera singer by no mean, not big boned, fat or big busted, no this women is beautiful, and two brothers who can't stand each other start a quarrel over her. Maybe should be a romantic western. 3 stars

Bruce Bruce
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