The Gal Who Took the West

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"ROARING STORY OF THE WEST'S WILDEST FEUD...and the GAL who split an empire wide open!"
  • NR
  • 1949
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 6.2  (305)

In the 1949 classic western film, "The Gal Who Took the West," Yvonne De Carlo stars as a tough, independent woman named Susan, who travels to the Wild West to claim her inheritance - a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Despite her lack of experience, Susan is determined to make a success of her new venture and prove to the male-dominated society that she is just as capable as any man.

Upon her arrival in the dusty town of Rim Rock, Susan quickly discovers that running a ranch is not as easy as she first thought. The locals are skeptical of her abilities, and she must deal with a myriad of problems including rustlers, a lack of water, and a run-in with a group of Native Americans.

However, with the help of a few friends, Susan begins to make progress. Charles Coburn plays Judge Benbow, an ally who helps her navigate the legalities of owning a ranch. Scott Brady plays a handsome cowboy, Jeff, who reluctantly agrees to help Susan with her cattle drive. Despite their initial animosity towards each other, Susan and Jeff eventually develop a mutual respect and more than a little romantic tension.

Throughout the film, Yvonne De Carlo delivers a commanding performance as Susan, portraying her as both vulnerable and fiercely independent. She is a woman ahead of her time, determined to prove that she can succeed in a male-dominated world. Her strength and determination inspire those around her, and she quickly becomes a respected member of the community.

The film is not without its flaws - the depiction of Native Americans is stereotypical and problematic, and the plot can feel a little formulaic at times. However, it is an enjoyable and entertaining western that captures the spirit of the era. The landscape shots are stunning, and the action scenes are well choreographed.

One of the most memorable moments of the film is the cattle drive, which sees Susan and her team of cowboys herding their cattle across treacherous terrain. It's a tense and exciting sequence that showcases the dangers and difficulties of ranch life.

Overall, "The Gal Who Took the West" is a fun and entertaining western that will delight fans of the genre. Yvonne De Carlo gives a standout performance as Susan, a strong and determined woman who proves that she can hold her own in a world dominated by men. Charles Coburn and Scott Brady provide great support as her allies, and the film's stunning landscape shots and thrilling action sequences make it a must-watch for fans of the genre.

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    1 hr 24 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (305)