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Belle Starr's Daughter (1948)

Approved | | Western | 15 November 1948 (USA)
The daughter of famous outlaw Belle Starr arrives at the town where her mother was murdered to find her killer.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writer:

W.R. Burnett (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Montgomery ... Marshal Tom Jackson
Rod Cameron ... Bob 'Bitter Creek' Yauntis
Ruth Roman ... Cimarron Rose
Wallace Ford ... Lafe Bailey
Charles Kemper ... Deputy Gaffer
William Phipps ... Yuma Talbott
Edith King Edith King ... Mrs. Allen
Jack Lambert ... Bronc Wilson
Fred Libby Fred Libby ... Slim Smith
Isabel Jewell ... Belle Starr
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Doc Benson
Chris-Pin Martin ... Spanish George (as Cris-Pin Martin)
Larry Johns Larry Johns ... Marshal Jed Purdy
Kenneth MacDonald ... Uncle Jim Davis
Christine Larson ... Marie (as Christine Larsen)
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Storyline

When Bob "Bitter Creek" Yauntis (Rod Cameron)is accused by Belle Starr (Isabel Jewell), Queen of the outlaws of Cherokee Flats, of disobeying her orders and killing the local Marshal, he is enraged and kills her. He takes charge of the gang. The new Marshal, Tom Jackson (George Montgomery), meets Rose (Ruth Roman), Belles's daughter who thinks Tom is responsible for her mother's death. He sets out to track down the gang and prove his innocence to Rose. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Her Name Was A Proud, Fierce Challenge Flung Defiantly At The West! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rose of Cimarron See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Lafe McKee. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Tom Jackson: [to Cimarron Rose] You're not only new, but your fresh.
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Soundtracks

Come Kindly Death
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Edward Kilenyi
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Modest cowboy action.
3 February 2008 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Belle Starr's Daughter shows the team trying to ease out of the then doomed cowboy B movie market - three sort of stars, reasonable production values and a plot with some attempt at resonance and shading of the characters.

Cameron proved surprisingly effective as the bad guy. He did a similar turn in a Hitchcock TV episode and the two can be considered his best work. Wally Ford is always good value and the rest get by, with Montgomery suitable as a straight arrow law man and Roman young and appealing. Isabel Jewel is a surprise, after all her dewy innocent parts of the thirties and the piece is strong on welcome character faces - Kemper, Lambert, McDonald and the rest.

The action staging is excellent and the setting adequate, even though most of the scenes are shadowless over lit. Nice touches like the menacing night "This street was full of horses" or the final "I'm hit too." Lesley Seylander proved one of the few of the B movie directors able to deliver more ambitious work.


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