Belle Starr (film)

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Belle Starr
Belle Starr FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Irving Cummings
Produced by Kenneth Macgowan
Screenplay by Lamar Trotti
Story by
Music by Alfred Newman
Edited by Frederick Wilson
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 12, 1941 (1941-09-12) (USA)
Running time 82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Belle Starr is a 1941 American drama film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Randolph Scott, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Shepperd Strudwick. Written by Lamar Trotti based on a story by Niven Busch and Cameron Rogers, the film is loosely based on the life of a real American outlaw Belle Starr. The film was produced by Kenneth Macgowan for 20th Century Fox, and shot in Technicolor.[1]


After her family's mansion is burned down by Yankee soldiers for hiding the rebel leader Captain Sam Starr (Randolph Scott), Belle Shirley (Gene Tierney) vows to take revenge. Breaking Starr out of prison, she joins his small guerrilla group for a series of raids on banks and railroads, carpetbaggers and enemy troops. Belle's bravado during the attacks earns her a reputation among the locals as well as the love of Starr himself. The pair get married, but their relationship starts to break down when Sam Starr lets a couple of psychotic rebels into the gang, leaving Belle to wonder if he really cares about the Southern cause.



  1. ^ "Belle Starr (1941)". The New York Times. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 

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