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5.0 out of 5 stars montana belle
yes i think this movie rates a five star rateing it has great actors in it plusit was made during the golden years of
hollywood it is a good western and it has a very good story behind it
fantastic stuff
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3.0 out of 5 stars Totally fictionalized tale of the notorious Belle Starr
The notorious female bandit Belle Starr (Jane Russell) is rescued from the hangman's noose by Bob Dalton (Scott Brady) of the Dalton gang. But when a posse almost catches up with her, Starr assumes the Dalton have double crossed her and with two partners (Forrest Tucker, Jack Lambert) lay low and play respectable while planning to heist a casino run by Bradfield (George...
Published on 19 Oct 2012 by The CinemaScope Cat


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3.0 out of 5 stars Totally fictionalized tale of the notorious Belle Starr, 19 Oct 2012
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The notorious female bandit Belle Starr (Jane Russell) is rescued from the hangman's noose by Bob Dalton (Scott Brady) of the Dalton gang. But when a posse almost catches up with her, Starr assumes the Dalton have double crossed her and with two partners (Forrest Tucker, Jack Lambert) lay low and play respectable while planning to heist a casino run by Bradfield (George Brent). But when Cupid shoots his arrow, things don't go as planned. At this stage of the game, Belle Starr seemed to be a brand name, a generic moniker for a woman outlaw and thus the fictionalized film bears no resemblance whatsoever to the real Belle Starr. Shockingly routine considered it was directed by Allan Dwan to directed some solid if minor westerns in the 1950s like SILVER LODE and TENNESSEE'S PARTNER, the film was actually made in 1948 but didn't see a theatrical release until four years later. At first, the film seems headed to an unusually bleak ending until a romanticized finish botches it. The film was shot in in a garish process called TruColor, the same process Nick Ray's JOHNNY GUITAR was shot in but it looks nowhere as good. With Andy Devine, Ray Teal and John Litel.

The Odeon DVD has a smudgy, slightly digitized look to it but it's more than watchable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars montana belle, 15 July 2013
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yes i think this movie rates a five star rateing it has great actors in it plusit was made during the golden years of
hollywood it is a good western and it has a very good story behind it
fantastic stuff
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JANE RUSSELL, 18 Nov 2013
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Any western with Jane Russell in the leading role is worth buying. I was not disappointed. Not a great film, but as I say if Jane Russell is in it....
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Whom This Belle Tolls...., 26 Aug 2012
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It's a real curio, but fascinating nonetheless. Made in 1948 by Republic (obvious from its cast and credits) and bought up by Howard Hughes to promote his flavour of the day, Russell, Montana Belle is an absolute must for collectors of weird and wonderful westerns.

Janey plays Belle Starr in probably the most colourful rendition of the outlaw gal and shows she could actually act, despite all the odds against - i.e. gaudy Trucolor, dismal script and George Brent.

There are compensations - the ever-reliable Forrest Tucker and the magnificent Ray Teal - why has he never been canonised for all his marvellous western contributions? And it does have a great shoot-out finale.

See it and savour it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great film to this day., 26 Mar 2014
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the film nevers dies. still great to this day. great acting, great for the whole family to watch.
buy it now.
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