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Lucy Gallant Details


An unusually matronly Jane Wyman plays the title character in Lucy Gallant. Adapted from a novel by Margaret Cousins, the story concerns the efforts by Lucy Gallant to make the wide-open spaces of Texas a mecca for High Fashion. Jilted at the altar, Lucy retreats to a booming oil town, where she courageously opens up a gown shop. Rancher Casey Cole (Charlton Heston) is disdainful of "working women", but he never hides the fact that he's madly in love with Lucy. As the film progresses, Lucy nearly loses her business due to financial reverses, but Casey secretly pumps money into her operation, all the while declaring publicly that she's doomed to failure. Lucy's gowns were actually designed by Edith Head, who makes an appearance towards the end of the film, as does the then-governor of Texas, Allan Shivers. Lucy Gallant was the last of the incredibly successful Pine-Thomas productions for Paramount Pictures; there might have been more had not William H. Pine died shortly after completing the film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jane Wyman
as Lucy Gallant
Charlton Heston
as Casey Cole
Claire Trevor
as Lady Macbeth
Thelma Ritter
as Molly Basserman
William Demarest
as Charles Madden
Wallace Ford
as Gus Basserman
Tom Helmore
as Jim Wardman
Gloria Talbott
as Laura Wilson
Mary Field
as Irma Wilson
James Westerfield
as Harry Wilson
Joel Fluellen
as Summertime
Louise Arthur
as Sal
Roscoe Ates
as Anderson
Jay Adler
as Station Master
Fern Barry
Benny Burt
Edmund Cobb
Frank S. Hagney
Frank Marlowe
as Nolan
Howard Negley
Jack Pepper
Joey Ray
Charles Regan
Gene Roth
Jack Shea
Barbara Stewart
Max Wagner
Edith Head
as Herself
Jay Adler
as Station Master
Frank Marlowe
as Nolan


Robert Parrish
William Pine
William C. Thomas
Margaret Cousins
Book Author
Winston Miller
John Lee Mahin
Lionel Lindon
Van Cleave
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Henry Bumstead
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Grace Gregory
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Hugo Grenzbach
Sound/Sound Designer
Gene Garvin
Sound/Sound Designer
John P. Fulton
Special Effects
William McGarry
First Assistant Director
Wally Westmore