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Ramrod (1947)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  2 May 1947 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Don DeFore ...
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Sheriff Jim Crew
Preston Foster ...
Frank Ivey
Arleen Whelan ...
Rose Leland
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Ben Dickason (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Red Cates
Nestor Paiva ...
Curley
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Ed Burma
Houseley Stevenson ...
George Smedley (as Housely Stevenson)
Ward Wood ...
Link Thomas
Ian MacDonald ...
Walt Shipley
Wally Cassell ...
Virg Lea
Sarah Padden ...
Mrs. Parks
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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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7 GREAT STARS -- in one great picture! See more »

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Romance | Western

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2 May 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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"Ramrod" had its Gala World Premiere on Feb. 20, 1947 at both the Utah and Capitol Theaters in Salt Lake City as part of Utah's centennial celebration as a US Territory. A newspaper announcement of the day boasts that in person for the premiere would be Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Donald Crisp, Don DeFore, Preston Foster, Charles Ruggles and "15 other Hollywood Stars". 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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Her obsession brought death to the men around her.
15 March 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Veronica Lake is Connie, a woman who has seen all her life her weak father being dominated by Frank Ivey (Preston Foster). When the man she loves, Walt Shipley cannot stand up to Ivey , she goes on a war against both Ivey and her father. She gets Joel McCrea to be the ramrod and McCrea in turn gets Don De Fore and his friends to help. The problem with Connie is that she is so hurt and scarred by the domineering Ivey that she becomes obsessed in winning this war no matter what. It is a shame that the character of Connie could be not more elaborated, but that would have meant a much longer film. Lake is great as Connie, she is the star of the film. A very good western, a bit hard to follow at the beginning.


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