Belle Starr (1941)

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    Plot Summary
    The setting is the Civil War and its aftermath.
    Belle's family has lost their land to Yankees.
    She marries Confederate guerilla leader Sam Starr and they continue activities
    against exploiters until she is shot riding to alert Sam to a trap.
    Highly romanticized and little connection with history.
    Written by Ed Stephan

    Randolph Scott ... Sam Starr
    Gene Tierney ... Miss Belle / Belle Starr
    Dana Andrews ... Maj. Thomas Crail
    Shepperd Strudwick ... Ed Shirley (as John Shepperd)
    Elizabeth Patterson ... Sarah
    Chill Wills ... Blue Duck
    Louise Beavers ... Mammy Lou
    Olin Howland ... Jasper Trench
    Paul E. Burns ... Sergeant (as Paul Burns)
    Joe Sawyer ... John Cole (as Joseph Sawyer)
    Joe Downing ... Jim Cole (as Joseph Downing)
    Howard C. Hickman ... Col. Thornton (as Howard Hickman)
    Charles Trowbridge ... Col. Bright
    James Flavin ... Sergeant
    Charles Middleton ... Carpetbagger
    Mae Marsh ... Preacher's Wife (uncredited)
    and many more... ...

    Irving Cummings

    Writing Credits
    Lamar Trotti ... (screenplay)
    Niven Busch ... (story) and
    Cameron Rogers ... (story)

    Kenneth Macgowan ... producer

    Alfred Newman
    David Buttolph ... (uncredited)
    Cyril J. Mockridge ... (uncredited)

    Ernest Palmer ... director of photography
    Ray Rennahan ... director of photography

    Originally, Alice Faye was set to play the title role.

    Alfred Newman's title music was originally composed for and used
    in John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) made two years earlier.

    In 1950, 20th Century Fox reissued this film on a bill with
    Guadalcanal Diary (1943) and The Purple Heart (1944).

    The exciting loves and battles of America's first "Two-Gun" Woman!

    Filmed in TECHNICOLOR in the "Jesse James" Country

    First of the West's Flaming "Gun-Molls"! The Petticoat Terror of the Ozarks!

    She Was a Wonderful Sweetheart...But a Terrible Enemy!

    A GREAT NEW SCREEN PERSONALITY!...Miss GENE TIERNEY FLAMES TO STARDOM AS "THE BANDIT QUEEN"! No woman was ever a more tender sweetheart...
    or a more relentless champion of right!

    Revealing mistakes
    When Ed Shirley is shot from his horse, he is shown from a distance,
    but you can still see that instead of being knocked off his horse,
    he dismounts by lifting his leg up and over the saddle in front of him
    and then falling to the ground.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Agoura, California, USA
    Santa Susana Mountains, California, USA
    Sherwood Forest, California, USA

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • Belle Starr is a 1941 American drama film directed by
    Irving Cummings and starring Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney,
    Dana Andrews, and Shepperd Strudwick.
    Written by Lamar Trotti and based on a story by Niven Busch and Cameron Rogers,
    it was produced by Kenneth Macgowan for 20th Century Fox, and shot in Technicolor

    The film is very loosely based on the life of 19th-century American outlaw Belle Starr.
    It was the second film and the first sound film to portray Starr on the screen,
    and its success led to many more such portrayals, although she was fairly obscure during her

    User Review

    Like a history lesson taught to you by a teacher with a severe head injury and who is on Quaaludes!
    29 December 2012 | by planktonrules (Bradenton, Florida)

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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