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Ramrod (1947)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 2 May 1947 (USA)
Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

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Dave Nash
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Don DeFore ...
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Rose Leland
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Ben Dickason (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Red Cates
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Curley
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Ed Burma
Houseley Stevenson ...
George Smedley (as Housely Stevenson)
Ward Wood ...
Link Thoms (as Robert Wood)
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Walt Shipley
Wally Cassell ...
Virg Lea
Sarah Padden ...
Mrs. Parks
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Storyline

A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Men are so Easy!... A Little Lace, a Pair of Lips, a Touch, and they Kill for you! See more »

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Romance | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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2 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Farm der Gehetzten  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake's first collaboration since Sullivan's Travels (1941), behind the scenes of which they did not get along. McCrea also turned down the lead role in I Married a Witch (1942) to avoid working with Lake again. See more »

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Connie Dickason: From now on, I'm going to make a life of my own. And, being a woman, I won't have to use guns.
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A Brutal Western
16 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a surprisingly brutal western, more like a film noir from the late 1940s, with rough characters who shot first and thought later.

Among those with the rough attitudes was the female lead, Veronica Lake, who was nearing the end of her short career. Without the makeup and long blonde hair, she didn't look that pretty. The good guys were played by Joel McCrea and Donald Crisp.

Almost everyone in this film gets shot or killed. Many critics labeled this a B-movie but it sure had a lot of well-known actors for that label. Preston Foster, Don DeFore and Lloyd Bridges also star. The only actor who sounded B movie-ish was Arleen Whalen. Despite her good looks, I can see why she never made it to stardom.

I like black-and-white but this was film that would have looked better in some nice Technicolor with the great mountain scenery that was featured.


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