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Under Western Skies (1945)

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57 min | Action, Adventure, Music

In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a ...See moreIn a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo). Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Stanley Roberts (screenplay) (story) | Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)
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Updated Jan 19, 1945

Release date
Jan 19, 1945 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Martha O'Driscoll
Katie Wells Katie Wells   See fewer
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Noah Beery Jr.
Tod Howell Tod Howell   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
King Carlos Randall King Carlos Randall   See fewer
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Leon Errol
Willie Wells Willie Wells   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Sheriff James Whitcolm Wyatt Sheriff James Whitcolm Wyatt   See fewer
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Ian Keith
Professor Moffett Professor Moffett   See fewer
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Jennifer Holt
Charity Charity   See fewer
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Earle Hodgins
Mayor Dave Mayfield Mayor Dave Mayfield   See fewer
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Al Shaw
Barton Brother Act (as Shaw and Lee) Barton Brother Act (as Shaw and Lee)   See fewer
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Sam Lee
Barton Brother Act (as Shaw and Lee) Barton Brother Act (as Shaw and Lee)   See fewer
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Dorothy Granger
Maybelle Maybelle   See fewer
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Jack Rice
Neil Mathews Neil Mathews   See fewer
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Hank Bell
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Blake
Lulu (uncredited) Lulu (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Red Hutchins (uncredited) Red Hutchins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Warren Jackson
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Jones
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Stable Owner (uncredited) Stable Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
Dan Boone (uncredited) Dan Boone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perc Launders
Hank (uncredited) Hank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nan Leslie
Prudence (uncredited) Prudence (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Charlie - Saloon Proprietor (uncredited) Charlie - Saloon Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William J. O'Brien
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patsy O'Byrne
Mrs. Bassett (uncredited) Mrs. Bassett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Artie Ortego
Man in Audience (uncredited) Man in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Tornek
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Parson (uncredited) Parson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Wells
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Whitney
Mrs. Mathilda Simms (uncredited) Mrs. Mathilda Simms (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 38 votes