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The Groom Wore Spurs (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 22 October 1951 (UK)
An attorney is hired to keep a dumb cowboy out of trouble.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

Robert Libott (screenplay), Frank Burt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... 'A.J.' Furnival
Jack Carson ... Ben Castle
Joan Davis ... Alice Dean
Stanley Ridges ... Harry Kallen
John Litel ... Uncle George
James Brown ... Steve Hall
Victor Sen Yung ... Ignacio
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Forbes
Gordon Nelson Gordon Nelson ... Ricky
George Meader George Meader ... Bellboy at the Lariat
Kemp Niver Kemp Niver ... Killer
Robert B. Williams ... Jake Harris
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Storyline

Actor Ben Castle is a phony singing cowboy who can not ride, sing, or act, and is afraid of guns and horses and the first one out the door when trouble breaks out. His studio hires attorney Abigail Furnival, to get him out of trouble with a big-time gambler because he can not pay off a gambling debt. And the next thing she knows is that she has married him. The gambler decides to write off the debt when he learns that Abigail is the daughter of an old friend. But the gambler is murdered, and Ben appears to be involved. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kerskailija kannuksissa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in mid-1950, but not released until 1951. See more »

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Featured in Icons of Comedy: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

No More Wandrin' Around
Music by Emil Newman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
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The Bride Wore Heels
1 May 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Beautiful blonde lawyer Ginger Rogers (as Abigail "AJ" Furnival) arrives to help chubby cowboy star Jack Carson (as Ben Castle) get rid of a Las Vegas gambling debt. Obviously a fan of her client, Ms. Rogers falls in love at first sight, despite Mr. Carson admittedly being "a little slow on the draw." In fact, Carson hates horses...

This slow-moving star vehicle didn't advance or sustain anyone's career. Rogers and Carson are appealing but unlikely lovers. More sparks are generated between Rogers and Carson's handsome pilot James Brown (as Steve Hall). But "The Groom Wore Spurs" has moments, especially when hilarious maid Mira McKinney (as Mrs. Forbes) makes the scene. The nicely assembled cast includes future producer Ross Hunter (as Austin Tindale), a bank clerk being seduced by Joan Davis (as Alice Dean), and director Richard Whorf.

***** The Groom Wore Spurs (3/14/51) Richard Whorf ~ Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Joan Davis, Mira McKinney


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