LUCY GALLANT-an excellent period Movie

Here a an Old Genre Movie showcasing the Oil Industry in the Old Days and towns exploding with the Black Gold Fever. So, Pop we Popcorn and Enjoy!

While traveling from New York City to Mexico, the stylish Lucy Gallant is stranded by a storm in fictitious New City, Texas, where rancher Casey Cole helps find her suitable lodging. The public reaction to her fashions persuades Lucy to sell the contents of her trousseau, and she decides to stay and open a dress shop.

Lucy lives at Molly Basserman’s boarding house and runs her store out of Lady “Mac” MacBeth’s brothel, called the Red Derrick. She obtains a loan from banker Charlie Madden. She is courted by Casey, who learns that Lucy was jilted at the altar when her fiance found out about her father’s dishonest business practices.

Casey insists that she give up her business. They quarrel, and after joining the United States Army during World War II, he becomes engaged to a fashion model in Paris. But Casey soon returns to Texas to save Lucy from banker Madden’s underhanded business dealings. He also salvages their romance.

Lucy Gallant is a 1955 American drama film directed by Robert Parrish and written by John Lee Mahin and Winston Miller. The film stars Jane WymanCharlton HestonClaire TrevorThelma RitterWilliam Demarest and Wallace Ford.[2][3][4] The film was released on October 20, 1955, by Paramount Pictures.[5]

Lucy Gallant
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Parrish
Screenplay byJohn Lee Mahin
Winston Miller
Based onnovella, “The Life of Lucy Gallant,” by Margaret Cousins
Produced byWilliam H. Pine
William C. Thomas
StarringJane Wyman
Charlton Heston
Claire Trevor
Thelma Ritter
William Demarest
Wallace Ford
CinematographyLionel Lindon
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Music byNathan Van Cleave
Pine-Thomas Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dateOctober 20, 1955
Running time104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,300,000 (US)[1]

The story is based on a novella, “The Life of Lucy Gallant,” by Texas-born author Margaret Cousins (1905-1996), published in Good Housekeeping magazine in May 1953.[6][7]

It was the last film Pine-Thomas Productions made at Paramount, an association that had endured since 1940.[8]