Tennessee's Partner

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Tennessee's Partner
Poster of the movie Tennessee's Partner.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
Screenplay by
Story by Bret Harte
Starring
Music by
Cinematography John Alton
Edited by James Leicester
Production
company
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • September 21, 1955 (1955-09-21)[1]
Running time
86 minutes[2]
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million (US)[3]

Tennessee's Partner is a 1955 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan, written by Graham Baker, D.D. Beauchamp, Milton Krims, and Teddi Sherman with uncredited rewrites by Dwan, and starring John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, and Coleen Gray.

While the film is based upon one of Bret Harte's most popular short stories, it departs significantly from the original storyline. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures, which was then owned by industrialist Howard Hughes.

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Legacy[edit]

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.'"[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee's Partner: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "TENNESSEE'S PARTNER (A)". British Board of Film Classification. October 19, 1955. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956

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