Take Me to Town

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A charming slice of backwoods Americana (with music) about three boys who decide that saloon gal Sheridan, no better than she ought to be and keeping a wary eye out for the law, is just the thing to make a wife for their widowed preacher father (Hayden), in preference to the more 'suitable' widow lady (Stanley) he has in mind. All the traditional stops are pulled out as Sheridan proves herself a born housewife, at the end even graduating to conducting a Bible class. But glowingly shot by Sirk without any of the subversive malice that marked his view of bourgeois America, it has real tenderness and warmth. Lovely performances from Sheridan and Hayden, too.

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Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Douglas Sirk
Screenwriter: Richard Morris
Cast: Ann Sheridan
Sterling Hayden
Philip Reed
Lee Patrick
Phyllis Stanley
Lane Chandler
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