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A Perilous Journey (1953) DVD

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A Perilous Journey (1953) Director: R.G. Springsteen     Writers: Vingie E. Roe (novel),  Richard Wormser (screenplay)     Stars: Vera Ralston,  David Brian,  Scott Brady   The much-maligned Vera Ralston turns in an acceptable performance as star of Republic's A Perilous Journey. Though seemingly inspired by MGM's Westward the Women, the film was actually based on {-The Golden Tide}, a novel by Vingie Roe. In the year 1850, a group of 49 young women charter a full-rigger to sail for California to offer themselves as wives to the gold prospectors. As indicated by the title, the journey is indeed fraught with peril (not to mention a few geographical inaccuracies). Vera Ralston plays Francie Landreaux, who has undertaken the voyage in search of her no-good gambler husband. Instead, she finds romance in the arms of rough-and-ready Shard Benton (Scott Brady). A Perilous Journey is pepped up by several song numbers, written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman.     Here is the link to the movie at the Internet Movie database:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046178/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1?