The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Preston Sturges and starring Betty Grable, Randolph Scott, and Walter Brennan. The film is about a beautiful blonde woman (Grable) who is mistaken for a notorious outlaw (Scott) and must go on the run with a sheriff (Brennan) to clear her name. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $4 million at the box office. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress (Grable). The film's title is a reference to the song "The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend", which was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser and first recorded by Bob Eberly and Helen Forrest in 1945.

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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

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The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend is a 1949 American comedy film directed by Preston Sturges and starring Betty Grable, Randolph Scott, and Walter Brennan. The film is about a beautiful blonde woman (Grable) who is mistaken for a notorious outlaw (Scott) and must go on the run with a sheriff (Brennan) to clear her name. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $4 million at the box office. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress (Grable). The film's title is a reference to the song "The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend", which was written by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser and first recorded by Bob Eberly and Helen Forrest in 1945.

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Cast
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Betty Grable

Freddie
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Cesar Romero

Blackie Jobero
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Rudy Vallee

Charles Hingleman
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Olga San Juan

Conchita
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Porter Hall

Judge O'Toole
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Hugh Herbert

Doctor
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Al Bridge

Sheriff (as Alan Bridge)
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El Brendel

Mr. Jorgensen
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Sterling Holloway

Basserman Boy
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Dan Jackson

Basserman Boy (as Danny Jackson)
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Emory Parnell

Mr. Hingleman
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Pati Behrs

Roulette
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Abdullah Abbas

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Robert Adler

Clerk (uncredited)
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Fred Aldrich

Townsman (uncredited)
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Gertrude Astor

Towns Woman (uncredited)
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Louis Bacigalupi

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Henry Borzage

Townsman (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Townsman (uncredited)
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John Breen

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ralph Bucko

Townsman (uncredited)
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Roy Bucko

Townsman (uncredited)
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Georgia Caine

Mrs. Hingleman (uncredited)
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Albert Cavens

Townsman (uncredited)
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Chester Conklin

Messenger Boy (uncredited)
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Heinie Conklin

Waiter (uncredited)
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Tex Cooper

Townsman (uncredited)
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Victor Cox

Townsman (uncredited)
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Dudley Dickerson

Pullman Porter (uncredited)
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Nestor Eristoff

Poker Player (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

Townsman (uncredited)
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Eddie Gribbon

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Frank Hagney

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Richard Hale

Mr. Gus Basserman (uncredited)
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Margaret Hamilton

Mrs. Elvira O'Toole (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Al Haskell

Townsman (uncredited)
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Harry Hayden

Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Herbert Heywood

Waiter (uncredited)
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Tex Holden

Townsman (uncredited)
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Esther Howard

Mrs. Smidlap (uncredited)
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Rose Marie Iannone

Girl (uncredited)
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Richard Kean

Dr. Smidlap (uncredited)
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Pete Kellett

Townsman (uncredited)
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Jack Kenny

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ethan Laidlaw

Old Man Basserman (uncredited)
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George Lynn

(uncredited)
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J. Farrell MacDonald

Sheriff Sweetser (uncredited)
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Mary Monica MacDonald

Young Freddie (uncredited)
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George Magrill

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Hank Mann

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Chris-Pin Martin

Joe (uncredited)
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Kermit Maynard

Townsman (uncredited)
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Philo McCullough

Hanger-on (uncredited)
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Tom McGuire

Deputy (uncredited)
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Charles McQuary

Townsman (uncredited)
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George Melford

Deputy (uncredited)
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Torben Meyer

Dr. Shultz (uncredited)
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Robert Milasch

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Frank Mills

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Harry Morgan

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Paul Palmer

Townsman (uncredited)
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'Snub' Pollard

Hanger-on (uncredited)
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Dewey Robinson

Bartender (uncredited)
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Robert Robinson

Townsman (uncredited)
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Sam Savitsky

Townsman (uncredited)
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Russell Simpson

Grandpa (uncredited)
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Emil Sitka

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Cap Somers

Townsman (uncredited)
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Ray Spiker

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Jack Stoney

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Joan Sylvester

Towns Woman (uncredited)
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Harry Tyler

Wilbur (uncredited)
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Tom Tyler

Townsman (uncredited)
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Max Wagner

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Blackie Whiteford

Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Marie Windsor

LaBelle Bergere (uncredited)
Crew
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Preston Sturges

Director
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Earl Felton

Writer
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Preston Sturges

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend

(DVD)

1/4/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/1/2016

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