Classic Westerns

Hannah Lee - An American Primitive (1953)

Director: John Ireland
Actors: MacDonald Carey, Joanne Dru, John Ireland, Tristram Coffin, Tom Powers, Don Haggerty, Stuart Randall
Runtime: 69 min.

A saloonkeeper (Joanne Dru) falls for a hired gun who's being hunted by a U.S. marshal (John Ireland).

Trivia: This movie was originally released in 3D. It was the only movie directed by actor John Ireland. MacDonald Carey is best known for his 30 year lead role in the soap opera Days of Our Lives. During his early film career he was known as "King of the Bs" due to his frequent leading roles in B-movies. Joanne Dru is remembered for her appearances in the classic Western movies She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wagon Master and Red River. Peter Ireland (Willie Stiver) is John Ireland's son. The Hannah Lee theme song playing during the intro sequence is sung by Ken Curtis (Festus in the TV series Gunsmoke). Loosely based on a novel by Mckinley Kantor.

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