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Rawhide (1938)

 -  Western  -  8 April 1938 (USA)
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Baseball superstar Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers.

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Complete credited cast:
Smith Ballew ...
Larry Kimball
Lou Gehrig ...
Evalyn Knapp ...
Peggy Gehrig
Arthur Loft ...
Ed Saunders
Cy Kendall ...
Sheriff Kale
Dick Curtis ...
Butch - Saunders Henchman
Si Jenks ...
Pop Mason
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Saunders with his Cattlemen's Protective Agency is running roughshod over the ranchers. Lawyer Larry Kimball is fighting him but he needs a rancher that will stand up with him against Saunders. He finds him when Lou Gehrig retires from baseball to take up ranching. Lou expects to relax on his ranch but quickly joins Larry in the fight. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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SMITH BALLEW slinging lead! LOU GEHRIG swinging fists! See more »

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Western

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8 April 1938 (USA)  »

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Fascino del West  »

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[first lines]
[Lou Gehrig, wearing a huge cowboy hat, holds a press conference before leaving for his remote ranch]
First Reporter: There's gold in them thar hills!
Second Reporter: Ride 'em, cowboy!
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That Old Washboard Band
by Norman Phelps and Willie Phelps
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Good Guys-7 , Bad Guys-0
10 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Singing cowboy/crusading attorney Smith Ballew is looking for a brave cattleman to go up against the crooked Rancher's Protective Association, which has been shaking down local ranch owners. He finds what he's looking for in baseball star Lou Gehrig (!), who's quit baseball and along with his sister, bought a local spread.

In all, this celebrity-driven production isn't half bad. It's a pleasant enough hour of entertainment, with some good action and an irresistible chance to see Gehrig at the height of his career, in his only acting gig. Evalyn Knapp, who play's his sister, is pretty cute too!

As a Saturday matinée hero, the rough and tumble Gehrig is surprisingly good. One amusing scene has him taking out a pool hall full of bad guys by pitching billiard balls against their heads and another has Lou belting out a (lip-synched?) cowboy song with Ballew, while riding the trail!


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