Frenchie (1950)

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    • Frenchie (1950)




      Plot Summary
      Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West.
      Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

      Joel McCrea ... Sheriff Tom Banning
      Shelley Winters ... Frenchie Fontaine
      Paul Kelly ... Pete Lambert
      Elsa Lanchester ... Countess
      Marie Windsor ... Diane Gorman
      John Russell ... Lance Cole
      John Emery ... Clyde Gorman
      George Cleveland ... Mayor Jefferson Harding
      Regis Toomey ... Carter
      Paul E. Burns ... Rednose
      Frank Ferguson ... Jim Dobbs
      Vincent Renno ... Tony
      Lawrence Dobkin ... Bartender (as Larry Dobkin)
      Lucille Barkley ... Dealer
      Harry Tenbrook ... Barfly (uncredited)
      Hank Worden ... Mr. Grady (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Louis King

      Writing Credits
      Oscar Brodney ... (story and screenplay)

      Michael Kraike

      Hans J. Salter

      Maury Gertsman



      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Buttermilk Country, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Frenchie (1950)

      Frenchie is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film directed by
      Louis King starring Joel McCrea and Shelley Winters.
      The plot is loosely based on the western Destry Rides Again.

      Look out for Duke 'Pals' ,Marie Windsor, Harry Tenbrook, Hank Worden

      User Review

      enjoyable fluff
      4 January 2011 | by planktonrules (Bradenton, Florida)

      PLANK wrote:

      Despite a few gritty story elements, "Frenchie" is clearly a western that never takes itself all too seriously. Because of this, although you may not love the film, it is enjoyable and fun.

      Frenchie (Shelly Winters) is a professional gambler and has just moved into a sleepy western town. Soon after buying the dying local bar, she is able to make a huge success of it--turning it into a gambling parlor. This irks some of the locals who want to keep the town clean and trouble-free, though they don't realize that she has ulterior motives. It seems her father was murdered many years earlier and the trail has led to this and an adjacent town. In the meantime, inexplicably romance blossoms between her and the Sheriff--a guy who wants to shut down the gambling establishment. There's more to it than this (including a murder) but frankly none of it ever seemed very serious. It was like the actors did it all with a wink in their eyes and by the end the viewer is left somewhat satisfied but not bowled over.

      Strengths of the film include some nice acting, a crazy girl-fight and an unusual plot. The biggest deficit is the homespun comments that come flying from Joel McCrea. If I never heard another "I knew a man once who...." comment from him, I'd be a happy man!
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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