The Gal Who Took the West (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Western, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 1, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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For some reason, whenever Universal used the word "Gal" in a film's title, Yvonne de Carlo usually headed the cast. In Gal Who Took the West, de Carlo plays Lillian Marlowe, an New York songstress who heads Thataway. She becomes the romantic bone of contention between the feuding O'Hara cousins, Grant (John Russell) and Lee (Scott Brady). The hostilities boil over into an all-out range war, and federal troops are summoned. Can Lillian succeed where other, better-armed negotiators have failed. The lighthearted nature of Gal Who Took the West is underlined by staging the film in flashback, as related by a pair of toothless old codgers (Clem Bevans and Houseley Stevenson).

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courtship, cousin, enemy, family, feud, humor, love-triangle, opera, opera-singer, rival, romance, songwriter