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The Iron Mistress(1952)

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  • the iron mistress

    • will
    • 6/4/13

    love this movie. alan ladd does a great job of portraying james bowie as a quiet, soft spoken man. according to history and the mexican people, santiago as bowie was called could also be dangerous when angered or crossed i would love to see this story redone with an actor who physically looks the part. the best man for the part?

  • Entertaining period piece

    • RedRain
    • 11/30/12

    This film is a good story but pure fiction in so many ways that it defies belief. The history of the Bowie Knife, in particular, is a fantasy here and, as any good metallurgist can tell you, you could never make a knife as large as a Bowie in less than four days. There is also the fact that Bowie had many knives made over his lifetime and nobody knows which was actually first. There was also no challenging of duels in an offhand manner as is suggested here, not even in New Orleans! Putting all this aside, it's an entertaining film and worth watching on a rainy afternoon. Virginia Mayo is beautiful but really evil, as the coquettish Southern belle who goads men into despicable duels, as well as into marrying her. She's actually quite good in this film. I've never, ever liked Alan Ladd, as I don't believe he could act. He plays Alan Ladd in every single film, never changing his voice or his expression. All he changes is the role name and his clothing. This film didn't change my opinion!

  • the best alan ladd movie

    • mason
    • 1/29/11

    the iron mistress is the best movie alan ladd ever made. he was at the peak of his career and made 'shane' about a year later. from there, his career tumbled until he made a great appearance in the 'carpetbaggers,' his last film. 'mistres' is very colorful, full of action and may play with history a bit, but still a 4-star movie. virginia mayo, too, has never been better. a must-see for alan ladd fans.

  • The Iron Mistress

    • J Haynes
    • 1/25/11

    This movie has it all I loved it so much I had a custom knife made just like the one in the movive. Mr. Alan Ladd is a great actor in all his movies. I can watch it over and over again.

  • Alan Ladd movie lover

    • CHester Teague
    • 11/21/09

    I remember watching all of Alan Ladd's movies as I growing up. They were always action packed and well directed. I wish they made more movies like they did years ago, instead of all this computer generated junk they make now. It doesn't take much acting ability to do what they do now. I have been trying to buy any of Alan Ladd's videos/DVD's, I would appreciate any help I can get.Thanks

  • Alan Ladd movies

    • R. Keck
    • 2/22/08

    Alan Ladd movies are wonderful, and one of his very best is "The Iron Mistress". It has plenty of action, and a love story, too. Why not run it on TCM so more people can know who Alan Ladd was. I fear he is becoming forgotten. Thanks

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