Montana Belle

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"BEAUTIFUL and NOTORIOUS!...and born to make trouble -- for men!"
  • TV-PG
  • 1952
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.6  (511)

Montana Belle is a western film from 1952, directed by Allan Dwan and starring the legendary actress Jane Russell, George Brent and Scott Brady. The movie is loosely based on the real-life story of Belle Starr, a notorious outlaw who roamed the American frontier during the late 19th century. The story follows Belle Starr (Jane Russell), a bandit and notorious outlaw who is making a name for herself by robbing stagecoaches and trains in Montana. She is known for her sharp shooting skills and her ability to evade the law, and she is admired by many who see her as a symbol of freedom and rebellion against a corrupt government. However, Belle's life takes a turn when she falls in love with Tom Bradfield (George Brent), a former confederate soldier who is now a U.S. marshal.

Belle and Tom's love affair is complicated by the fact that they are on opposite sides of the law, and Belle struggles to reconcile her feelings for Tom with her loyalty to her outlaw friends. As she rides the Montana countryside, she faces a variety of challenges that test her courage, her loyalty, and her ability to survive in a world that is hostile to women like her.

One of Belle's biggest rivals is Bob Dalton (Scott Brady), a notorious outlaw who has his sights set on Belle's gang. When Bob learns about Belle's relationship with Tom, he sees an opportunity to use it against her, and he sets a trap that puts Belle and Tom's lives in danger.

As the story unfolds, Montana Belle is forced to confront her own desires and her own sense of morality. She must choose between her love for Tom and her loyalty to her outlaw friends, and she must face the consequences of the choices she makes. Along the way, she learns about the power of love, the importance of loyalty, and the value of living life on one's own terms.

Montana Belle is a classic western film that captures the spirit of the American frontier. Jane Russell delivers a powerful performance as a strong-willed woman who defies society's expectations and refuses to be tamed. George Brent is equally impressive as the conflicted lawman who falls for Montana Belle despite his own moral code. Scott Brady brings a menacing energy to the role of Bob Dalton, and his character adds an element of danger and excitement to the story.

The film is notable for its stunning cinematography, which captures the rugged beauty of the Montana landscape, and for its thrilling action sequences, which include shootouts, horse chases, and outlaw raids. Overall, Montana Belle is a must-see for fans of classic westerns and for viewers who appreciate strong female characters who challenge the status quo.

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    1 hr 22 min
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    5.6  (511)