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Frenchie

Released Dec 25, 1950 1h 21m Western List
Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Frenchie Fontaine (Shelley Winters), orphaned at 15, has made a comfortable living running a New Orleans casino. Now, moving west to track down those responsible for her father's death, she buys a casino near a town where Pete Lambert (Paul Kelly), one of her father's killers, resides, and enlists the help of the local sheriff, Tom Banning (Joel McCrea). A series of mishaps unexpectedly lands Tom in prison -- and Frenchie, having fallen in love with him, is left on her own to sort out the mess. Read More Read Less

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Jeff S A great starring cast is supported by some good character actors and clever banter. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review bobbie h Shelly Winters was so young here! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/24 Full Review Audience Member This one right here was really good thank you’ll like it as much as I do highly recommend it James Welch, Henderson Arkansas may 30th 2023 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review joseph f Watched on YouTube, drawn by Marie Windsor's billing. Elsa Lanchester, Shelley Winters (who was sexy in a way I did not expect), and Joel McCrea were all fun to watch. A good movie! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Tom M Great western with McCrea playing his usual happy-go-lucky good guy. Winters, in perhaps her best performance in her earlier years, was rarely sexier. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Frenchie Fontaine (Shelley Winters), orphaned at 15, has made a comfortable living running a New Orleans casino. Now, moving west to track down those responsible for her father's death, she buys a casino near a town where Pete Lambert (Paul Kelly), one of her father's killers, resides, and enlists the help of the local sheriff, Tom Banning (Joel McCrea). A series of mishaps unexpectedly lands Tom in prison -- and Frenchie, having fallen in love with him, is left on her own to sort out the mess.
Director
Louis King
Screenwriter
Oscar Brodney
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Production Co
Universal International Pictures
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1950, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 30, 2016
Runtime
1h 21m