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The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Western | 29 August 1956 (USA)
At the turn of the century, Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets, they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Lubin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Miss Rose Gillray
Barry Nelson ... Charles Masters
Carol Channing ... Molly Wade
David Brian ... James Carter
James Arness ... Joel Kingdom
Clint Eastwood ... Lt. Jack Rice
Robert F. Simon ... Cal - Texas Rancher (as Robert Simon)
Frank Wilcox ... U.S. Marshal Duncan
Dan White ... Sheriff (as Daniel M. White)
Harry Cheshire ... Judge Benson
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Storyline

At the turn of the century, Rose and ex-showbiz friend Molly get involved in selling steel. When they come unstuck with corsets, they embark on the even more hazardous project of selling barbed wire to highly suspicious Texas cowboys. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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barbed wire | corset | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Please Don't Tell What Ginger Sells! It's Banned In Texas! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Primeira Caixeira Viajante See more »

Filming Locations:

Chatsworth, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ginger Rogers quipped that this picture shut down RKO (it was the last film produced by that studio). This very slight Western comedy went unremarked upon by contemporary film critics at The New York Times. See more »

Goofs

Moving shadow of the boom microphone on the wall of the jail (upper right of the frame) with the two tied-up jailers after Rogers and Channing are sprung by Arness. See more »

Quotes

Charles Masters: Oh, come on, Rose, you're bucking nature. Men are men and women are women.
Molly Wade: The honest truth. I wouldn't change it for the world.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: 1897!

America was feeling its strength and had come of age as a nation.

The American Salesman was telling anyone who cared to listen that it was a man's world. The American woman agreed . . . . . and prepared to take it away from him.

This is the story of the first traveling saleslady in America and HOW she got that way!! See more »


Soundtracks

A Corset Can Do A Lot For A Lady
Music by Irving Gertz
Lyrics by Hal Levy
Sung by Carol Channing (uncredited)
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What was wrong with movies of the 50's - Not a thing
31 July 2005 | by rosiezu1See all my reviews

In this day and age of R rated movies with blood and sex and violence, isn't it nice to have a little foolishness and fun in beautiful color. Enjoyed the costuming. Loved seeing Clint Eastwood in his youth. Loved seeing Carol Channing as well. James Arness before Gunsmoke was fun. It was just a fun movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon.The movies with Doris Day, Ginger Rogers, and others at the time brought relaxation and escape. Reality movies like we see today are too real. Our lives are real enough.To go back to a time that was relaxing, funny, and not real is a good break. Nothing wrong with reality movies, but movies like this are a chance to take a breath, smile and enjoy with the whole family.


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