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Belle Le Grand

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Belle Le Grand
Belle Le Grand poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAllan Dwan
Screenplay byD.D. Beauchamp
Story byPeter B. Kyne
Produced byHerbert J. Yates
StarringVera Ralston
John Carroll
William Ching
Hope Emerson
Grant Withers
Stephen Chase
John Qualen
Harry Morgan
CinematographyReggie Lanning
Edited byHarry Keller
Music byVictor Young
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • January 27, 1951 (1951-01-27)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

Belle Le Grand is a 1951 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and written by D.D. Beauchamp. The film stars Vera Ralston, John Carroll, William Ching, Hope Emerson, Grant Withers, Stephen Chase, John Qualen and Harry Morgan. The film was released on January 27, 1951, by Republic Pictures.[1][2][3]


In 1850, in Natchez, Mississippi, Sally Sinclair (Vera Ralston) is sentenced to prison as an accessory to murder. Upon her release five years later, she vows to get the money to take care of her young sister, Nan, and by the 1860s, has used her skill at gambling to amass a fortune. Soon she is a successful casino owner in San Francisco and using the name Belle Le Grand. Belle becomes involved in a silver mine intrigue between rivals Lucky John Kilton (John Carroll) and Montgomery Crane (Stephen Chase), a longtime nemesis of Belle's. When Nan Henshaw (Muriel Lawrence), now a trained and talented opera singer thanks to lessons paid for by Belle, gives a concert in San Francisco, she catches the eye of Kilton, though it is apparent Belle is interested in him. The story takes the characters to Virginia City, Nevada, where Belle must try to use her wits and wealth to help her sister even as she fights her feelings for Kilton and battles their mutual enemy, Crane.



  1. ^ "Belle Le Grand (1951) - Overview". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (May 18, 1951). "Movie Review - Belle Le Grand - THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; 'Belle Le Grand,' Republic Film With Vera Ralston and John Carroll, Opens at Globe". Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Belle Le Grand". Retrieved November 28, 2015.

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