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FULL SYNOPSIS

The much-maligned Vera Ralston turns in an acceptable performance as star of Republic's Vera Ralston. Though seemingly inspired by MGM's Vera Ralston, the film was actually based on The Golden Tide, a novel by Vingie Roe. In the year 1850, a group of 49 young women charter a full-rigger to sail for California to offer themselves as wives to the gold prospectors. As indicated by the title, the journey is indeed fraught with peril (not to mention a few geographical inaccuracies). Vera Ralston plays Francie Landreaux, who has undertaken the voyage in search of her no-good gambler husband. Instead, she finds romance in the arms of rough-and-ready Shard Benton (Scott Brady). Vera Ralston is pepped up by several song numbers, written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Vera Ralston
as Francie Landreaux
David Brian
as Monty Breed
Scott Brady
as Shard Benton
Charles Winninger
as Capt. Eph Allan
Hope Emerson
as Olivia Schuyler
Eileen Christy
as Susan
Leif Erickson
as Richards
Veda Ann Borg
as Sadie
Ian MacDonald
as Sprague
Virginia Grey
as Abby
Ben Cooper
as Sam Austin
Kathleen Freeman
as Leah
Barbara Hayden
as Cathy
Paul Fierro
as Pepe
Angela Greene
as Mavis
John Dierkes
as 1st Mate
Fred Graham
as Whiskers the Stowaway
Richard Alexander
as Crying Miner
Trevor Bardette
as Whiskered Miner
Stanley Blystone
as Ad Libs
Charles Cane
as Miner
Byron Foulger
as Mr. Martin the Desk Clerk
Frank S. Hagney
Jack O'Shea
as Cook
Denver Pyle
as Bartender
Harry Tyler
as Vagrant
Philip Van Zandt
as Tout
Stanley Blystone
as Ad Libs
Charles Cane
as Miner
Byron Foulger
as Mr. Martin the Desk Clerk
Jack O'Shea
as Cook
Denver Pyle
as Bartender
Harry Tyler
as Vagrant
Trevor Bardette
as Whiskered Miner
Richard Alexander
as Crying Miner

Crew

R. G. Springsteen
Director
Richard Wormser
Screenwriter
Jack A. Marta
Cinematographer
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Arrigo
Art Director
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