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22.02.03 : The Iron Mistress, Released in 1952

Our Review

This film depicts the life of the great  Deep South pioneer James Bowie (1796—1836), portrayed by Alan Ladd.   It contains   one possible  version of the invention (disputed) of the famous knife that carries Bowie’s  name and that was a weapon of choice for Southern men over  many decades.  Bowie’s life is somewhat fictionalized and romanticized in the style of 1950s Hollywood, but the film depicts life in Louisiana and  Mississippi in the 1820s and 1830s quite well.