Pistol Packin' Mama (film)

Pistol Packin' Mama is a 1943 American comedy film directed by Frank Woodruff and written by Edward Dein and Fred Schiller. The film stars Ruth Terry, Robert Livingston, Wally Vernon, Jack La Rue, Kirk Alyn and Eddie Parker. The film was released on December 15, 1943, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]

Pistol Packin' Mama
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank Woodruff
Screenplay byEdward Dein
Fred Schiller
Story byArthur Caesar
Edward Dein
Produced byEdward J. White
StarringRuth Terry
Robert Livingston
Wally Vernon
Jack La Rue
Kirk Alyn
Eddie Parker
CinematographyReggie Lanning
Edited byTony Martinelli
Music byJoseph Dubin
Marlin Skiles
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • December 15, 1943 (1943-12-15)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


Westerner Sally Benson is cheated out of her bankroll by Nick Winner, a gambler passing through town. In New York, Nick opens up a combination night club/gambling joint and, while he is away, Sally, using the name of Vicki Norris, gets a job singing at the club. He attempts to fire her when he returns but she cooly pulls a gun and forces him to cut cards for the club he opened using her money. This time, using marked cards herself, she wins but keeps Nick on as the manager. She becomes engaged to rich, stuffy blueblood, J. Leslie Benton III, until Nick, who has fallen in love with her, wins her away. They plan to marry until Vicki gets the mistaken idea that Nick's real interest is in getting his club back. This complication is coupled with a war waged against the club by Nick's old gambling rival Johnny Rossi.[4]



  1. ^ "Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  2. ^ T.S. (1943-12-20). "Movie Review - Pistol Packin Mama - THE SCREEN". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  3. ^ "Pistol Packin' Mama". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  4. ^ Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) - Plot - IMDb, retrieved 2023-03-28

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