The Second Time Around (film)
The Second Time Around is a 1961 Western comedy film starring Debbie Reynolds as a widow who relocates her family from 1911 New York to the Arizona Territory. It is based on the novel Star in the West by Richard Emery Roberts.
|The Second Time Around|
|Directed by||Vincent Sherman|
|Produced by||Jack Cummings|
|Written by||Richard Emery Roberts (novel)|
Clair Huffaker (as Cecil Dan Hensen)
|Music by||Gerald Fried|
|Cinematography||Ellis W. Carter|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century-Fox|
Lu Rogers, recently widowed, leaves her children in New York with her mother-in-law in 1911 and travels west to take a job she's been offered. Upon arriving in Arizona, the job falls through, so farmer Aggie Gates tries her out as a hired hand.
The resourceful Lu succeeds at work and catches the eye of two potential suitors, Dan Jones, a saloon owner, and Pat Collins, a rancher. A crooked sheriff is exposed by Lu, who is shocked by being offered his job. The humiliated sheriff pulls a holdup and kidnaps her.
A posse is formed and comes to Lu's rescue. She receives reward money and uses it to send for her kids. Dan wins her hand, while Pat accepts her badge.
- Debbie Reynolds as Lucretia Rogers
- Steve Forrest as Dan Jones
- Andy Griffith as Pat Collins
- Juliet Prowse as Rena Mitchell
- Thelma Ritter as Aggie Gates
- Ken Scott as Sheriff Burns
- Isobel Elsom as Mrs. Rogers
- Rodolfo Acosta as Rodriguez (as Rudolph Acosta)
- Timothy Carey as Bonner
- Tom Greenway as Deputy Shack
- Eleanor Audley as Mrs. Trask
- Marie Blake as Mrs. Vera Collins (as Blossom Rock)
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