The Woman of the Town

The Woman of the Town

Director: George Archainbaud Cast: Joseph Crehan, Wade Crosby, Dorothy Granger

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Overview

Originally, producer Harry Sherman's Woman of the Town was slated for Paramount release, but that studio was overloaded with product, so the film was deferred to United Artists. Nonetheless, the finished product has the "look" of a Paramount, right down to the presence of character actor Albert Dekker in a leading role. Dekker plays Bat Masterson, who after failing to secure a job as a newspaper reporter becomes marshal of Dodge City. Preferring socializing to peacekeeping, Masterson falls in love with Dora Hand (Claire Trevor), the obligatory golden-hearted chorus girl whose concern for the welfare of her fellow citizens at time reaches Madonna-like dimensions. When Dora is shot down cattle baron King Kennedy (Barry Sullivan), Masterson begins taking his job seriously. After taking care of Kennedy, Masterson determines to enshrine the memory of Dora, whose efforts to clean up Dodge City were largely ignored by the "decent" townsfolk. Our favorite bit in Woman of the Town has the frontier newspaper editor advising an aspiring girl reporter (Beryl Wallace) to stick to her gossip column-whereupon we're informed that the lady is Louella Parsons!

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0885444727351
Original Release: 1944
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 56,789

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Crehan Actor
Wade Crosby Crockett
Dorothy Granger Belle
Russell Hicks The Publisher
Tom London Cowboy
Garry Owen Dealer
Russell Simpson Sime
Glenn Strange Walker
Hal Taliaferro Wagner
Clem Bevans Buffalo Burns
George Cleveland Judge Blackburn
Albert Dekker "Bat" Masterson
Charley Foy Eddy Foy
Eula Guy Mrs. Brown
Porter Hall Dog Kelley
Arthur Hohl Robert Wright
Henry Hull Inky Wilkinson
Percy Kilbride Rev. Samuel Small
Marion Martin Daisy Davenport
Frances Morris Mrs. Logan
Herbert Rawlinson Doc Sears
Dewey Robinson Waddy Kerns
Teddi Sherman Fanny Garretson
Barry Sullivan King Sullivan
Claire Trevor Dora Hand
Beryl Wallace Louella Parsons
Claire Whitney Mrs. Wright
Wally Wales Wagner

Technical Credits
George Archainbaud Director
Ralph Berger Art Director
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Norman Houston Original Story
Carroll Lewis Editor
Aeneas MacKenzie Screenwriter
Lewis Rachmil Producer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Harry Sherman Producer

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