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The Wild and the Innocent (1959)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 27 May 1959 (USA)
In Wyoming, mountain trapper Yancy goes to the nearest town to trade his pelts but gets into trouble when he tries to save runaway saloon girl Rosalie from her shameful job.

Director:

Jack Sher

Writers:

Sy Gomberg (screenplay), Jack Sher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Yancy
Joanne Dru ... Marcy Howard
Gilbert Roland ... Paul Bartell
Sandra Dee ... Rosalie
Jim Backus ... Cecil Forbes
Peter Breck ... Chip Miller
Wesley Marie Tackitt ... Ma Ransome (as WesleyTackitt)
Strother Martin ... Ben Stocker
George Mitchell ... Uncle Lije
Betty Harford Betty Harford ... Mrs. Forbes
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Charming tale of mountaineer-trapper Murphy's first taste "big city" life with young, sweet Sandra Dee in tow. She flees her family, which tried to trade her for some of Murphy's beaver pelts, and tags along with the reluctant Murphy. They get into all manner of trouble in town, and Murphy has to shoot the sheriff to rescue Dee from her job as a dancehall girl. Written by <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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Was originally titled The Wild Innocents. See more »

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TOUCH OF PINK
Written by Diane Lampert and Richard Loring
Sung by George Mitchell and Audie Murphy
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A quaint little film that is sometimes funny and sometimes poignant.
7 June 2003 | by terryjoSee all my reviews

The movie emphasizes that innocents can get into a lot of trouble in the city. The movie also makes a good statement about people being too lenient in accepting bad choices. When given a chance to improve their lives, some people will always accept the status quo instead of changing. Sandra Dee is a delight and Audie Murphy gives a great performance as someone who finally gets his eyes open to reality in time to save the girl. I truly enjoyed it and wished that they would release it on video.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Buckskin Kid and the Calico Gal See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)| Color

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2.35 : 1
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