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This movie page is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Eva Dano who donated nearly every photo on display.
MOVIES OF AUDIE MURPHY
Summary, credits and photos of Audie Murphy's movies.

The Wild and the Innocent
Movie #26
1959, Univeral-International

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Summary: Yancy Hawks, played by Audie Murphy, is a youthful mountaineer-trapper unurtured and experienced in the ways of civilization. While in the wild, he comes across a rather unkempt girl named Rosalie Stocker, played by Sandra Dee. Wanting to escape he simple life, Rosaie flees he family after they attempted to trade her to Yancy for some beaver pelts. After making her getaway, Rosalie follows an unenthusiastic Hawks into a small town where both get their first taste of "big city" life. The spectacle of the town is magnified further by the fact that they arrive just as the townsfolk are celebrating the 4th of July. Yancy makes the claim that "... I ain't never killed a man ... or had a drink of whiskey ... or kissed a fancy woman ... but I'm willing to try ... one at a time or all together!" Good to his word, the uncouth Yancy manages to get into a lot of trouble and falls for a dancehall girl. The sheriff, who happens to be a crook, is killed by Hawks and the problems for both Yancy and Rosalie increase. Eventually, things sort themselves out but Yancy and Rosalie decide life in the mountains together is far safer and easier to understand.
Credits:
Studio ... Universal-International
Released ... 1958
Genre ... Western
Length ... 84 minutes
Directed By ... Jack Sher
Written By ... Sy Gomberg
Jack Sher
Produced By ... Sy Gomberg
Cinematography By ... Harold Lipstein
Cast:
Audie Murphy ... Yancy Hawks
Joanne Dru ... Marcy Howard
Gilbert Roland ... Sheriff Paul Bartell
Jim Backus ... Cecil Forbes
Sandra Dee ... Rosalie Stocker
George Mitchell ... Uncle Lije Hawks
Peter Breck ... Chip
Strother Martin ... Ben Stocker
Wesley Marie Tackitt ... Ma Ransome
Betty Harford ... Mrs. Forbes
Mel Leonard ... Pitchman
Lillian Adams ... Kiri Hawks
Val Benedict ... Richie
Jim Sheppard ... Henchman
Edson Stroll ... Henchman
John Quallis ... Henchman
Frank Wolf ... Henchman
Rosemary Elliot ... Dancehall Girl
Barbara Morris ... Dancehall girl
Louise Glenn ... Dancehall Girl
Stephen Roberts ... Bouncer
Karyn Kupcinet ... Tammy Windsor, Townswoman
Henry Amargo ... Drunk Indian
Joe Bassett ... Hotel Clerk
Alexander Campbell ... Ogilvie
Mary Carver ... Bit Role
Zelda Cleaver ... Della the Maid
Sidney Clute ... Political Leader
Anne Cornwall ... Bit Roll
William Fawcett ... Trapper
Bess Flowers ... Dance Extra
Harold Hart ... Bouncer
Joe Hyams ... Rival Barker
Arte Johnson ... Bouncer
Duke Johnson ... Juggler
Fred Johnson ... Juggler
Donald Kerr ... Barker
Ann Kunde ... Bit Role
William Lally ... Grady
Syl Lamont ... Trapper
Walter Lawrence ... Barker
Louis Manley ... Fire Eater
Ada Mae Moore ... Snake Charmer
Bob Perry ... Dance Extra
Virginia Pherrin ... Bit Role
Walter Pietila ... Acrobat
Angelo Rossitto ... Midget
Charles Seel ... Trapper
Charles Sherlock ... Barker
Ray Spiker ... Bit Role
Vince St. Cyr ... Drunk Indian
Bert Stevens ... Carnival Extra / Musician
Charles Tannen ... Bit Role
Marc Towers ... Waiter
Other Crew:
Original Music ... Hans J. Salter
Costumes ... Bill Thomas
Film Editing by ... George A. Gittens
Sound ... Leslie I. Carey
Joe Lapis
Set Decorator ... Russell A. Gausman
William P. Tapp
Art Director ... Robert Clatworthy
Alexander Golitzen
Music Supervisor ... Joseph Gershenson
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Larry Germain
Assistant Director ... William Holland
Frank Shaw
Special Photography ... Clifford Stine
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