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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | June 1949 (USA)
Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Director:

Preston Sturges

Writers:

Earl Felton (screenplay), Earl Felton (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Grable ... Winifred (Freddie) Jones
Cesar Romero ... Blackie Jobero
Rudy Vallee ... Charles Hingleman
Olga San Juan ... Conchita
Porter Hall ... Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole
Hugh Herbert ... Doctor
Al Bridge ... Sheriff Ambrose (as Alan Bridge)
El Brendel ... Mr. Jorgensen
Sterling Holloway ... Basserman Boy
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Basserman Boy (as Danny Jackson)
Emory Parnell ... Julius Hingleman
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. O'Toole
Pati Behrs Pati Behrs ... Roulette
Chris-Pin Martin ... Joe
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Sheriff Sweetser
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Storyline

Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the way. As this is usually the local judge's rear-end, Freddie and friend Conchita are soon hiding out teaching school in the middle of nowhere. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She had the biggest Six-Shooters in the West!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teacher's Pet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,260,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Betty Grable campaigned for Gregory Peck as her leading man. See more »

Goofs

The illumination of the schoolroom at night is mistimed with Betty Grable lighting the candle. See more »

Quotes

Winifred Jones: Do tell. You must show me your gold mine someday.
Charles Hingleman: If you don't mind going down in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: How is that again?
Charles Hingleman: Well, you see, a gold mine having no stairs, you have to be lowered in a bucket.
Winifred Jones: Like the girl from Nantucket. Excuse me.
Charles Hingleman: How is that?
Winifred Jones: Oh, oh... just a poem.
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Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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Clementine Capers
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Written by Cyril J. Mockridge
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Mediocre Sturges at best
29 June 2003 | by duckyduckySee all my reviews

Well, as far as I can see, there are only three things wrong with this movie, compared with the rest of the director's output:

1) It doesn't have Bill Demarest in it.

2) It doesn't have Jimmy Conlin in it.

3) It isn't funny.


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