Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
Steve Sinclair is a world-weary former gunslinger, now living as a peaceful rancher. Things go wrong when his wild younger brother Tony arrives on the scene with his new gun and pending bride and former saloon girl Joan Blake.
In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains.Written by
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When this film was broadcast on Spanish TV in 1985, in a remote mountain village near the French border where most of the inhabitants were male it inspired them to place an ad in some papers, requesting potential female partners from all over the country to come and marry the lonely country boys. As a result, a caravan of coaches loaded with dozens of young women from all over Spain turned up at the village for the blind date, and that day many of those lonely boys found the women of their lives. See more »
After the second Indian meetup the first they left without fighting.
But the second Buck is asking to account for the dead "how many did we lose?"
Susan Brewster, Then the camera cuts to Susan just as she is taking a deep breath. She is suoppose to be dead. See more »
There's two things in this world that scare me, and a good woman is both.
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The MGM lion, instead of roaring, is frozen in place. See more »
Avalable in a colorized version on home video from Turner/MGM Home Video. Like many colorized versions of films, it was not authorized nor approved by anyone who worked on the film. See more »
that it isn't out on DVD yet! I'd buy this movie in an instant, but knowing that I would watch it over and over again, the tape would soon wear out. So I am hopefully waiting for it to come out on DVD.
This movie is great! It's funny. It's touching. It's warm. It's violent. It's campy. It's everything you'd expect from the time period it was made in except for its portrayal of so many strong women. But my guess is that the women who made those journeys were in fact very strong in character.
In any case, I highly recommend it. It's a genuine "feel good" movie, even though it is riddled with many sad and turbulent scenes.
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