Belle Le Grand
Belle Le Grand is a 1951 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and written by D.D. Beauchamp. The film stars Vera Ralston, John Carroll, William Ching, Hope Emerson, Grant Withers, Stephen Chase, John Qualen and Harry Morgan. The film was released on January 27, 1951, by Republic Pictures.
|Belle Le Grand|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Produced by||Herbert J. Yates|
|Screenplay by||D.D. Beauchamp|
|Story by||Peter B. Kyne|
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Edited by||Harry Keller|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
In 1850 in Natchez, Mississippi, Sally Sinclair (Vera Ralston) is sentenced to prison as an accessory to murder. Upon her release five years later, she vows to get the money to take care of her young sister, Nan, and by the 1860s, has used her skill at gambling to amass a fortune. Soon she is a successful casino owner in San Francisco and using the name Belle Le Grand. Belle becomes involved in a silver mine intrigue between rivals Lucky John Kilton (John Carroll) and Montgomery Crane (Stephen Chase), a longtime nemesis of Belle's. When Nan Henshaw (Muriel Lawrence), now a trained and talented opera singer thanks to lessons paid for by Belle, gives a concert in San Francisco, she catches the eye of Kilton, though it's apparent Belle is interested in him. The story takes the characters to Virginia City, Nevada, where Belle must try to use her wits and wealth to help her sister even as she fights her feelings for Kilton and battles their mutual enemy, Crane.
- Vera Ralston as Sally Sinclair / Belle Le Grand
- John Carroll as John Kilton
- William Ching as Bill Shanks
- Hope Emerson as Emma McGee
- Grant Withers as Shannon
- Stephen Chase as Montgomery Crane
- John Qualen as Corky McGee
- Harry Morgan as Abel Stone
- Charles Cane as Cal
- Thurston Hall as Parkington
- Marietta Canty as Daisy
- Glen Vernon as Bellboy
- Muriel Lawrence as Nan Henshaw
- Emory Parnell as Marshal at Concert
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