Good to catch up with another ANN SAVAGE/TOM NEAL film, KLONDIKE KATE, from the new box set , “The William Castle Western Collection”.
”Klondike Kate’ was the first teaming at Columbia for Savage and Neal. It’s a slight story set in the Klondike. Glenda Farrell and her dance hall troupe arrive in town of Totem Pole on the same stagecoach as Ann Savage (as Kate) who is there to collect her inheritance from her late father – a saloon now owned by Tom Neal.
Neal is in competition with Sheldon Leonard who hatches a plot to take over Neal’s saloon.
With little law in the town, Kate finds it isn’t so easy to get justice. She becomes a singer at Neal’s saloon, replacing Constance Worth .
Not sure about that moustache.
Glenda of course makes the most of her supporting role.
I haven’t seen the other films in this set yet.
Ann and Tom made two more films together in 1944 before their famous DETOUR – “Two Man Submarine” And “The Unwritten Code”.
Can’t find either of them but I will be on You Tube catching up on three of Ann Savage’s films, SCARED STIFF, MIDNIGHT MANHUNT and APOLOGY FOR MURDER. All made in 1945. Columbia kept Anne busy.
Still don’t understand why they didn’t hold onto her.
Would also like to see PIER 23 (1951), with Ann and Hugh Beaumont.
You Tube also has Tom Neal’s CRIME INC.
From TWO MAN SUBMARINE set. Not sure how Ann fits in!
Ann learned to fly and looks as if she is enjoying herself in this picture.
Ann’s biography is quite expensive on Amazon just now.