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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:

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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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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

Despite being a Technicolor film, this picture contains process and insert shots which are in black-and-white. In particular, though Charles and Winifred are photographed in color on their buggy ride to the church, the background and the church exterior itself are in black-and-white. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: Never wait too long between shots or your finger may change its mind.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

In the Gloaming
(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
Performed by Rudy Vallee and Betty Grable in the church
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yes demented, yes vulgar
16 February 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

About 55 years ahead of its time and as rude and silly as if it were made today. It does have a very modern feel about it and shows really how staged other 40s films were. Occasionally when loose behavior and honest rudeness was allowed, or got through or whatever, the films looks and sounds like 2006 not 1949. Just like this one. It very funny and like an 80's Zucker Bros western..or as someone else said here, very Coen Bros....anyway, as I was saying, modern, vulgar and silly. Later, in the late 50s similar cartoony western comedies like LI'L ABNER with censorship busting names (eg: Appollonia Von Climax) and characters appeared (Julie Newmar stepping from a rocket clad in almost nothing) and of course all of BLAZING SADDLES in the 70s. We are in that territory, folks.


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