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Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?Written by
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We all have to start somewhere and for Ross Hunter, producer of some big budget spectacular soap operas for Universal in the 50s and 60s started out with
this western family comedy where three kids match make saloon entertainer
Ann Sheridan with their father logger/preacher Sterling Hayden. Sheridan is
going incognito trying to avoid marshal Larry Gates and a former boyfriend
outlaw/gambler Philip Reed who also escaped from Gates.
Sheridan is traveling under the name of Vermillion O'Toole, a tribute to the
tint of red in her hair. Hayden's three kids are taken with that hair even in
their pre-pubescent years and decide she'd be great.
Surprisingly she takes to being domestic and of course it all works out despite
some of the more narrow minded folks in the town who think she's not a suitable mate for the town's spiritual leader.
Being an entertainer calls for Sheridan to have a number or two which she delivers with gusto. Special mention has to be given to Lee Patrick who plays
the cigar smoking saloon owner who goes back with Sheridan. Her mission is
to distract Gates and distract him she does.
Take Me To Town still holds up well after over 60 years as good family film making.
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