|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Written by||Bret Harte (story)|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||87 min.|
|Box office||$1.1 million (US)|
While the movie is based upon one of Bret Harte's most popular short stories, it departs significantly from the original story line. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures, which was then owned by industrialist Howard Hughes.
This film inspired one of the greatest hits of The Four Seasons. As the character based on Bob Gaudio explains in the musical Jersey Boys, "I'm watching the million dollar movie. Some cheesy John Payne western. He hauls off and smacks Rhonda Fleming across the mouth and says, 'What do you think of that?' She looks up at him defiant, proud, eyes glistening - and she says, 'Big girls don't cry.'"
- "Tennessee's Partner: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
- 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
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