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Rawhide (1938)

Approved | | Western | 8 April 1938 (USA)
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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Larry Kimball
Lou Gehrig ...
Evalyn Knapp ...
Peggy Gehrig
Arthur Loft ...
Ed Saunders
Cy Kendall ...
Sheriff Kale
Dick Curtis ...
Butch - Saunders Henchman
Si Jenks ...
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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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RUSTLERS RAID THE RANGE...but baseball's greatest hero teams with your favorite singing cowboy and breaks up the most exciting game he's ever played! See more »

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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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When a Cowboy Goes to Town
by Albert von Tilzer and Eddie Grant
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If you're a Gehrig fan...
1 September 2001 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

...then you must watch this movie. I've been a big fan all my life and have always thought that there just wasn't enough extended film footage on him. There are lots and lots of interviews with Babe Ruth yet it's difficult to find anything like that with Gehrig so I had searched for a long time to get a good copy of Rawhide - Lou's one and only full length movie. Of course this movie was made in 1938 so the quality is not the best, but all and all, the movie was entertaining. Lou plays himself. After finishing the baseball season, he heads out to Montana for some rest and relaxation on his sister's ranch. Well, as it turns out, she is being pressured to join the "association" which provides protection for local ranchers. Yet it's really just a bully organization that bleeds all of the local ranchers of their profits. Gehrig's performance is enjoyable. He's almost giddy in his acting which makes the movie all that more watchable. There's a real good fight scene in the local saloon where Lou takes out his opponents one-by-one by throwing billiard balls at him. And of course, the movie ends on a happy note. Hope you're able to get a copy of this movie. Watch it and enjoy.


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