Lady from Louisiana

Lady from Louisiana

Director: Bernard Vorhaus Cast: John Wayne, Ona Munson, Ray Middleton

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Lady from Louisiana

John Wayne goes up against the lottery racket, 1880 Louisiana-style, in this passable time-killer from Republic Pictures. Arriving from New England to look into the Louisiana lottery on behalf of uplifter Blanche Brunot (Helen Westley), attorney John Reynolds (Wayne) falls in love with sultry Julie Mirbeau (Osa Munson), who attempts to persuade him that her father's gaming business is on the up and up. When a New Orleans restaurateur, Gaston (Shimen Ruskin), is found murdered, Reynolds begins to suspect that General Mirbeau's (Henry Stephenson) gang is behind the killing. To meet the attorney halfway, Mirbeau fires his chief henchman, Blackie (Ray Middleton), but is himself killed by one of Blackie's men, Cuffy Brown (Jack Pennick). Reynolds, who has been appointed special city attorney, pays his respect to Julie, but the angry girl accuses him of indirectly causing the death of her father and then flaunts her engagement to Blackie. Said engagement, however, suffers a fatal blow when Julie finds her fiancé in the arms of gambling hall hostess Pearl (Jacqueline Dalya). Taking the stand in court against the racket, Julie's testimony is interrupted when a rainstorm sweeps the area, breaking a levee. While pursuing a fleeing Blackie, Reynolds orders a steamship to block the hole in the levee, a plan that ultimately saves New Orleans. Having survived the potential disaster, Julie leaves the lottery racket behind and agrees to become Mrs. Reynolds.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0887090063203
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 26,037

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne John Reynolds
Ona Munson Julie Mirbeau
Ray Middleton Blackie Williams
Henry Stephenson Gen. Mirbeau
Helen Westley Mrs. Brunot
Jack Pennick Cuffy
Dorothy Dandridge Felice
Shimen Ruskin Gaston
Jacqueline Dalya Pearl
Paul Scardon Judge Wilson
James H. MacNamara Sen. Cassidy
James C. Morton Littlefield
Maurice Costello Edwards
Osa Massen Actor
Stanley Blystone Actor
Al Bridge Actor
Lane Chandler Actor
Kid Chissel Actor
Virginia Farmer Actor
Karl Hackett Actor
Howard Hickman Actor
Bob Kortman Actor
Ethan Laidlaw Actor
George Lloyd Actor
Ted Mapes Actor
Hugh Prosser Actor
Frank Jaquet Actor

Technical Credits
Bernard Vorhaus Director,Associate Producer
Vera Caspary Screenwriter
Guy Endore Screenwriter
Francis Edwards Faragoh Original Story
Cy Feuer Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Hogan Screenwriter
Edward James Original Story
John Victor Mackay Art Director
Edward Mann Editor
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Murray Seldeen Editor

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