THE IRON MISTRESS
DIRECTED BY GORDON DOUGLAS
MUSIC BY MAX STEINER
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon. To match his rivals he must become sophisticated and does so. By the time he sells the mill, starts a plantation and tries to wed Jedualon the woman has wed playboy Phillipe. Along the way to true wisdom he designs a special knife made from part of a meteorite.
Written by Ed Stephan
Alan Ladd ... Jim Bowie
Virginia Mayo ... Judalon de Bornay
Joseph Calleia ... Juan Moreno
Phyllis Kirk ... Ursula de Varamendi
Alf Kjellin ... Philippe de Cabanal
Douglas Dick ... Narcisse de Bornay
Anthony Caruso ... Black Jack Sturdevant (as Tony Caruso)
Nedrick Young ... Henri Contrecourt (as Ned Young)
George Voskovec ... John James Audubon
Richard Carlyle ... Rezin Bowie
Robert Emhardt ... Gen. Cuny
Don Beddoe ... Dr. Cuny (as Donald Beddoe)
Harold Gordon ... Andrew Marschalk
Jay Novello ... Judge Crain
Nick Dennis ... Nez Coupe
Sarah Selby ... Mrs. Bowie
Dick Paxton ... John Bowie
George J. Lewis ... Col. Wells
Edward Colmans ... Don Juan de Varamendi
Gordon Nelson ... Dr. Maddox
Daria Massey ... Teresa de Varamendi
and many more...
James R. Webb ... (screenplay)
Paul Wellman ... (novel)
John F. Seitz
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 28, 1954 with Virginia Mayo reprising her film role.
When the girl is hitting the pinata she is blindfolded, but you can see here clearly following the pinata swing as she hits it.
The knife-maker claims the meteorite he found is made of steel. Steel is a man-made substance using iron and carbon. Metallic meteorites contain an iron-nickel alloy.
Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA (studio)
Juarez Square, Warner Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA (San Antonio, Texas scenes)