Yvonne vs Maureen--or both!
Since the death of Yvonne De Carlo, announced today, I've been thinking about the last time I saw this movie.
I was stuck by the beauty of the Mrs Warren character, and how good an actress she was, and couldn't for the life of me identify her. After about ten minutes it came to me, "OH, Yvonne De Carlo!!".
Now I've been in love with Maureen O'Hara forever, especially when John Wayne chases her around in her unmentionables (oh baby!), but Yvonne De Carlo absolutely held her own. In fact, you find yourself thinking that if Mrs. Mclintock takes off, GW could do much worse than to take up with Mrs Warren (sorry Maureen, I didn't mean it).
Yes, a silly movie, but that's why Howard Johnson made 29 flavors. Sometimes you like chocolate, and sometimes you like vanilla.