The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend

Directed by Preston Sturges

Release Year: 1949
Running Time: 77
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy, Western
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Cast
Betty Grable
Cesar Romero
Rudy Vallee
Olga San Juan

Crew
Directed by Preston Sturges

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend is a romantic comedy-western directed by the legendary Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve, Sullivan’s Travels) and starring Betty Grable (I Wake Up Screaming), Cesar Romero (The Joker of TV’s Batman), Rudy Vallee (The Palm Beach Story) and Olga San Juan (Blue Skies). In this wild six-gun farce set in the old west, Grable plays a hot-tempered racy saloon entertainer named Freddie who’s as quick with a pistol as she is to kick up her heels. During a fray, Freddie accidentally shoots a judge while trying to protect her boyfriend (Romero) - she leaves town disguised as a schoolteacher and woos a mine owner (Vallee) while trying to escape persecution. Sturges co-wrote the screenplay with Earl Felton (The Narrow Margin), based on a story by Felton.

Critical Acclaim

"Undoubtedly a reference point for Mel Brooks while penning Blazing Saddles, The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend receives a stellar HD debut on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber."