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The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Western | 1 July 1956 (USA)
Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Earl Felton (screenplay), Robert Presnell Jr. (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Ben Matthews
Colleen Miller ... Zoe Fontaine
Arthur Kennedy ... Rick Harper
William Demarest ... Brand Comfort
William Gargan ... Marshal Sommers
Peter van Eyck ... Andre Boucher
Minor Watson ... Matt Comfort
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Carrico
Robert J. Wilke ... Neal (as Robert Wilke)
Trevor Bardette ... Captain
James Anderson ... Deputy Wade
Robert Foulk ... Mate
Chubby Johnson ... Gif Lessing
Leigh Snowden ... Miss Vanilla Bissell
Don Beddoe ... Frank Porter
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Storyline

Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Lusty, Loving, Brawling days when Ben Matthews ruled the river with Rick, the thief to back his play...and a perfumed plaything named "Zoe" danced for love and a living! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor justiciero See more »

Filming Locations:

Owens River, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Quotes

Rick Harper: Miserable country, infested with decent citizens.
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Soundtracks

The Gypsy with the Fire in His Shoes
Words by Peggy Lee
Music by Laurindo Almeida
Performed with dancers by Colleen Miller (uncredited)
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Universal Murder Mystery
7 April 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Tony Curtis is a riverboat gambler who has a murder pinned on him, so he heads out west to find out who did the deed before he is lynched.

It had been six years since Curtis had last been in a western. In that time he had risen from someone barely on the first cast card to one of Universal's biggest stars, so he is well supported in this movie, with the familiar players including William Demarest, Arthur Kennedy and William Gargan. Under the usually psychologically twisted direction of Rudolph Maté, he gives a competent, although not particularly interesting performance.... except, of course, to the young girls whose appeal lay in his beautiful face and lower-class accent. I suppose it made him seem approachable. The resulis a good if not outstanding star vehicle.


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