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Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | | Drama | 25 April 1956 (Portugal)
The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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Robert Parrish
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Wyman ... Lucy Gallant
Charlton Heston ... Casey Cole
Claire Trevor ... Lady MacBeth
Thelma Ritter ... Molly Basserman
William Demarest ... Charles Madden
Wallace Ford ... Gus Basserman
Tom Helmore ... Jim Wardman
Gloria Talbott ... Laura Wilson
James Westerfield ... Harry Wilson
Mary Field ... Irma Wilson
Allan Shivers Allan Shivers ... Allan Shivers - Governor of Texas
Edith Head ... Edith Head
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

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The fabulous story of wildcatters and wonderful women and the millions they made in oil! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Oil Town See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although opening credits and advertising material refer to the film as being filmed in VistaVision, it was, in fact, photographed in the standard 1.37:1 spherical aspect ratio, but with allowance for cropping on the top and bottom of the frame, as was the custom in the transitional years from standard to wide screen projection. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in three separate eras, 1941, 1946, and 1954, but all of Jane Wyman's hair styles and clothes, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly, and severely 1954. See more »

Quotes

Casey Cole: I just wanted to tell ya: you've got your store...
Lucy Gallant: What store?
[they embrace]
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Connections

Featured in The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #6.2 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

How Can I Tell Her?
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Four Freshmen (as The Four Freshmen)
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Lucy Gallant Comments
7 July 2006 | by morganoneillSee all my reviews

Lucy Gallant stars Jane Wyman and Charlton Heston have a great rapport in this wonderful movie. I have been trying to buy the VHS for 20 years. Is this web site saying the title is changed to Oil Town in 2005? thats very strange...i keep thinking that Jane Wyman has blocked releasing it. Perhaps it will be released on her passing. What a fun and well written movie!!! I cant wait to see it again...its NEVER on TV or cable... what a waste...check it out everyone, its a winner. Jane plays a jilted bride with her designer clothes for the honeymoon . Her train to New York is stopped in Texas with motor problems and she gets her luggage off, and finds that the women around the station are dying to buy good clothes, and she starts selling them right there, and thus begins a very successful department store very like Neiman Marcus. Charlton Heston falls in love with Jane, and what sparks from this as in Bogie and Bacal! They should have made more movies together, great performances all around. see it.


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