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FULL SYNOPSIS

Another winning collaboration between producer Benedict Bogeaus and director Allan Dwan, Tennessee's Partner is the third film version of the same-named Bret Harte story. The plotline is motivated by the curious friendship between slick gambler Tennessee (John Payne) and gunslinging Cowpoke (Ronald Reagan). Setting up shop in California gold-rush town, Tennessee spends most of his time getting Cowpoke out of trouble--specifically female trouble. The two friends fall out when Tennessee tries to prevent Cowpoke from falling for bewitching gold-digger Goldie (Colleen Gray), but Cowpoke proves to be true-blue when Tennessee is framed on a false murder rap. Rhonda Fleming costars as The Duchess, proprietress of the gambling establishment where Tennessee makes his headquarters. The film's best moment belongs to Colleen Gray, as she deftly switches allegiance from one man to another at fadeout time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Payne
as "Tennessee"
Ronald Reagan
as The Sidekick
Rhonda Fleming
as Elizabeth "Duchess" Farnham
Coleen Gray
as Goldie Slater
Anthony Caruso
as Turner
Morris Ankrum
as The Judge
Chubby Johnson
as Grubstake McNiven
Leo Gordon
as The Sheriff
Joe Devlin
as Prendergast
Myron Healey
as Reynolds
Angie Dickinson
as Girl

Crew

Allan Dwan
Director
Benedict E. Bogeaus
Producer
Milton Krims
Screenwriter
Teddi Sherman
Screenwriter
Bret Harte
Book Author
John Alton
Cinematographer
Louis Forbes
Composer (Music Score)
Louis Forbes
Songwriter
James Leicester
Editor
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Gwen Wakeling
Costume Designer
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