The Buckskin Lady

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"The Hell-Hot Story Of A Hell-Bent Dancehall Dame Who Climbed To The Top ...Bullet By Bullet ...Man By Man!"
  • Passed
  • 1957
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 5.0  (145)

In the 1957 western film, The Buckskin Lady, Patricia Medina portrays a Londoner named Maria who has inherited her father's saloon in the small frontier town of Mineral Springs, Nevada. Maria arrives in town dressed in fashionable European garb, quickly attracting the attention of the locals who are not accustomed to such finery. When Maria arrives at her new business, she is met with resistance from the town's male population who do not believe that a woman can run a saloon. The local businessmen, led by John Bradford (played by Richard Denning), decide to make things difficult for Maria by refusing to do business with her, forcing her to resort to obtaining alcohol from shady sources.

Maria discovers that her father was not the honest businessman he appeared to be, and that her saloon was used as a front for smuggling illegal whiskey. This revelation puts Maria in a precarious position as she tries to run the business and maintain her integrity.

Gerald Mohr plays bandit gang leader Dancer, who is originally introduced as a potential ally of Maria's. However, as the plot progresses, Dancer's true nature is revealed as he becomes increasingly ruthless and dangerous.

As the tension between Maria and the town's businessmen grows, she is forced to take matters into her own hands, risking her own safety and reputation to protect her business and the town's residents. Along the way, Maria finds unexpected allies in Sheriff Jim Dunnison (played by Albert Dekker) and local doctor Will Hall (played by Henry Hull).

The Buckskin Lady was directed by Carl K. Hittleman and produced by Edward Small. It was released by United Artists and received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising Medina's performance and the film's feminist themes, while others criticized its lack of originality and depth.

Despite its flaws, The Buckskin Lady is remembered as a noteworthy example of a female-led western film in a time when women were typically relegated to supporting roles in the genre. Its themes of female empowerment and equality continue to resonate with modern audiences, making it a film worth revisiting.

The Buckskin Lady is a 1957 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 6 min
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    5.0  (145)