The Second Time Around (1961)

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In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.


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  • Andy Griffith and Juliet Prowse in The Second Time Around (1961)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Tom Fadden in The Second Time Around (1961)
  • Debbie Reynolds and Steve Forrest in The Second Time Around (1961)
  • Steve Forrest and Andy Griffith in The Second Time Around (1961)

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20 September 2016 | MartinHafer
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| Silly fun...
This certainly is a very unusual film--and its being so different is a big plus. The film begins in the East and the widow Lu Rogers (Debbie Reynolds) and her children are living with her mother-in-law. However, Lu wants to go out and earn her own money and find a place of her own for her family, so she takes up on an offer by an old family friend to move to Arizona (about 1912) and work for him. However, when Lu arrives she learns that the man is dead...and she is without any prospects. But a woman (Thelma Ritter) feels sorry for her and agrees to take this city girl on as a hired hand.

Along the way, two men (Andy Griffith and the rakish Steve Forrest) vie for her hand. She also has a bit of a small feud with the local sheriff...that ends up erupting into an all-out war! Can this nice little lady manage to survive all this?!

The film is, more than anything else, fun...along with being unusual. It's hard not to like the film and Reynolds is at her spunky best. Well worth seeing and as much different from a typical western as you can find! Cute and clever.

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Action | Adventure | Family | Romance | Western

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