Mail Order Bride

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"All you need for a hillbilly weddin' is a guy, a gal and a shotgun!"
  • Approved
  • 1964
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 6.1  (567)

Mail Order Bride is a 1964 American Western film, directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Buddy Ebsen, Keir Dullea and Lois Nettleton. The film, set in the 19th century, follows the story of a wealthy rancher named Will Lane (Buddy Ebsen) who has no heir to inherit his vast fortune. Desperate to find a suitable husband for his adopted daughter, Lee Carey (Lois Nettleton), Will decides to advertise for a mail-order bride.

Lee, a feisty and independent young woman, is initially skeptical of the idea but agrees to help her father in his quest. At the same time, a young easterner named Lee Whitman (Keir Dullea) is facing financial ruin after his father's business goes bankrupt. With few prospects, Lee decides to answer Will's advertisement and travel to the Wild West to become a mail-order bride.

As Lee Whitman arrives in Capital City, she is immediately confronted with harsh realities of the west and feels like she doesn't belong. She is shocked to learn that she has been paired with an older, rough-edged man, while Lane had promised her to a man her own age. Later, she finds out that the older man has died, and she is left behind to face the wild west.

With nowhere to go, Lee reluctantly accepts Will's offer of a job as a teacher in his small town. Lee is placed under tough scrutiny by the townsfolk, including the headstrong saloon owner and Will's foreman, Dave. Despite their initial suspicions, the townspeople soon warm to Lee, and she forges a deep connection with Will Lane.

As the story progresses, it becomes clearer that not everything is as it seems. Lee Whitman is hiding a secret about her true reason for coming to Capital City, while Will Lane has a dark past that he has been hiding for years. Caught in a web of deception, misunderstandings, and romance, the characters have to navigate their love lives while also dealing with the harsh realities of the wild west.

Overall, Mail Order Bride is a classic Western movie that delivers a gripping and emotional story of love, deception, and the hardships of the American frontier. With great performances by the lead actors, and a strong supporting cast, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves Westerns and is looking for a classic film to add to their collection.

Mail Order Bride is a 1964 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 23 min
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    6.1  (567)