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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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"RAMROD" Deadlier than Steel 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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False advertising
8 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I looked this up on Comcast and the title suggested it might be interesting with a title that smacks of sexual symbolism. The description talked about cattle barons and a hard time, so I thought it might be another Brokeback Mountain.

Well, it wasn't that at all It was about evil and out of control cowpokes. Joel McCrea (the ramrod) 1s the honest cowpoke who comes out of his drunken stupor after losing his family to find his own way. But his costar, Veronica Lake as Connie Dickason, steals the film as a strong-willed butch-type, who goes against the wishes of her rancher father Ben Dickason (Charles Ruggles) and refuses to marry his choice--the evil Frank Ivey (Preston Foster) and goes for a sheep man. GASP! Evidently, she wants someone she can whip.

Well, somehow sheep boy skedaddles out of town and leaves his sheep ranch to his fiancée, who proceeds to fight daddy and Ivey.

This is NOT a misogynist Bond movie! It is a western done by a Hungarian director, which had an interesting script with a lot more than you usually see in a cowboy movie.


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