Lay That Rifle Down (1955)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 7, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this musical comedy, a young woman endures the drudgery of working as a charwoman in her aunt's hotel. She is not paid much for her hard work. To make her drab existence a little more exciting, she enrolls in a correspondence charm course, which unbeknownst to her is a scam. Soon the swindlers show up and plan to use her to help them con her aunt and a bank president out of their money. When one of the con men sees the good hearted girl working with the orphans on her family farm, he has a sudden change of heart. Her life takes a sudden turn for the better when oil is discovered under her farm. Suddenly the drab little drudgess finds herself living like a duchess.

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hotel, con/scam, con-artist, orphan, cleaning-woman, oil