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Mail Order Bride
     

Mail Order Bride

Director: Burt Kennedy

Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Lois Nettleton, Warren Oates

 
Many viewers avoided Mail Order Bride upon its first release, assuming (thanks to MGM's shoddy promotional campaign) that the picture had been slapped together to capitalize on the popularity of Beverly Hillbillies star Buddy Ebsen. In truth, the film is an engaging and involving western drama, with Ebsen playing a character far removed from Jed Clampett

Overview

Many viewers avoided Mail Order Bride upon its first release, assuming (thanks to MGM's shoddy promotional campaign) that the picture had been slapped together to capitalize on the popularity of Beverly Hillbillies star Buddy Ebsen. In truth, the film is an engaging and involving western drama, with Ebsen playing a character far removed from Jed Clampett. The mail order bride in question is not for Ebsen but for the wild young frontiersman in his charge (Keir Dullea). It is Buddy's hope that the girl will tame the boy (the son of an old friend) and give him some sense of responsibility. Lois Nettelton is the proper young lady who fills the bill. In the closing scenes, director Burt Kennedy restages the climactic shootout from 1962's Ride the High Country, which Kennedy scripted. Mail Order Bride is not only a satisfactory vehicle for Buddy Ebsen, but it also allows him an opportunity to sing the title song.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/2009
UPC:
0883316220337
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
5,103

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buddy Ebsen Will Lane
Lois Nettleton Annie Boley
Warren Oates Jace
Barbara Luna Marietta
Jimmy Mathers Matt
Marie Windsor Hanna
Paul Fix Jess Linley
Doodles Weaver Charlie Mary
Denver Pyle Preacher Pope
Kathleen Freeman Sister Sue
Abigail Shelton Young Old Maid
Diane Sayer Lily
Ted Ryan Bartender
Keir Dullea Lee Carey
William Smith Lank

Technical Credits
Burt Kennedy Director,Screenwriter
George Bassman Score Composer
William F. Calvert Set Decoration/Design
George W. Davis Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Dick Hamilton Makeup
Stan Jolley Art Director
Richard E. Lyons Producer
Frank Santillo Editor
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Paul Vogel Cinematographer

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