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Director  Lew Landers
Music director  Irving Gertz
Country  United States
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Genre  Drama, Romance, Western
Cinematography  William Bradford
Language  English
Adventures of Gallant Bess movie poster
Writer  Matthew Rapf (screenplay)
Release date  1948 (USA) September 5, 1952 (1952-09-05) (Sweden)
Cast  Gallant Bess (The Wonder Horse), Audrey Long (Penny Gray), Fuzzy Knight (Woody), James Millican (Bud Millerick), John Harmon (Blake), Edward Gargan (Deputy Sheriff)
Similar movies  The Story of Seabiscuit, Marnie, Tangled, Hidalgo, True Lies, Goldfinger
Tagline  Gallant Bess is on a roaring new rampage!

Ted Daniels (Cameron Mitchell) is a traveling rodeo hand who is attached to very little besides Gallant Bess, the wild horse that he has trained with patience and dedication. When Ted meets Penny (Audrey Long), the beautiful daughter of Doc Gray (Harry Cheshire), he falls in love with her, but circumstances force him to choose between loyalty to his steed and the chance of having a life with Penny. Can he find a way to win back Gallant Bess and get the girl?


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Adventures of Gallant Bess is a 1948 American contemporary Western film directed by Lew Landers and filmed in Cinecolor. It has no relation to producer Matthew Rapfs father Harry Rapfs film Gallant Bess.

Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse. Ted must decide whether to pursue him and try to recover the horse, or whether to settle down with the doctor's daughter who is nursing him back to health. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot summary

Drifting and down on his luck cowboy Ted Daniels captures a beautiful mustang, names her Bess and teaches her a variety of tricks. Fate turns on him when he rides Bess into town where she causes expensive damage to motor vehicles as Ted drinks in a bar. Ted thinks his luck will change by winning a large prize in a local rodeo, but the unscrupulous carnival owner, who wants Bess to appear in his show, has one of his stooges cover the horns of the steer Ted is to wrestle with slippery oil breaking Teds leg in the process.

Adventures of gallant bess 1948 full length western movie

Having no money, Ted sells Bess to the traveling carnival where she is mistreated and forced into performing in their show. As Ted recovers he plans to reunite with Bess.


  • Cameron Mitchell as Ted Daniels
  • Audrey Long as Penny Gray
  • Fuzzy Knight as Woody
  • James Millican as Bud Millerick
  • John Harmon as Blake
  • Edward Gargan as Deputy Sheriff
  • Harry Cheshire as Edward "Doc" Gray
  • Cliff Clark as Sheriff
  • Evelyn Eaton as Billie
  • References

    Adventures of Gallant Bess Wikipedia
    Adventures of Gallant Bess IMDb Adventures of Gallant Bess

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