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The Iron Mistress (19-Nov-1952)

Director: Gordon Douglas

Writer: James R. Webb

From novel: The Iron Mistress by Paul L. Wellman

Music by: Max Steiner

Producer: Henry Blanke

Keywords: Western, Biography

A lumber merchant from Louisiana becomes wealthy from land speculation and fall in love with a beautiful woman. He also designs a knife, giving title to this film. Highly fictionalized and whitewashed version of the life of Jim Bowie, who was much more of a scoundrel than this portrayal would lead you to believe.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Beddoe
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Joseph Calleia
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Anthony Caruso
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Douglas Dick
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Robert Emhardt
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Phyllis Kirk
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Alf Kjellin
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Alan Ladd
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Virginia Mayo
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Jay Novello
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George Voskovec
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Alan Ladd   ...   Jim Bowie
Virginia Mayo   ...   Judalon de Bornay
Joseph Calleia   ...   Juan Moreno
Phyllis Kirk   ...   Ursula de Varamendi
Alf Kjellin   ...   Phillipe de Cabanal
Douglas Dick   ...   Narcisse de Bornay
Anthony Caruso   ...   "Black Jack" Sturdevant
Ned Young   ...   Henri Contrecourt
George Voskovec   ...   James Audubon
Richard Carlyle   ...   Rezin Bowie
Robert Emhardt   ...   Gen. Cuny
Don Beddoe   ...   Dr. Cuny
Harold Gordon   ...   Andrew Marschalk
Jay Novello   ...   Judge Crain
Nick Dennis   ...   Nez Coupe
Sarah Selby   ...   Mrs. Bowie


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