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Roughshod (1949)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  11 May 1949 (USA)
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Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young brother are taking horses to Sonora when they come across four dancehall girls heading the same way, stuck with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Clay Phillips
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Mary Wells
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
Steve Phillips
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Lednov
Jeff Donnell ...
Elaine Wyatt
Myrna Dell ...
Helen Carter
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Marcia
George Cooper ...
Jim Clayton
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Jed Graham
Sara Haden ...
Ma Wyatt
James Bell ...
Pa (Ed) Wyatt
Sean McClory ...
Fowler (as Shawn McGlory)
Robert Williams ...
McCall (as Robert B. Williams)
Steve Savage ...
Ed Cassidy ...
Sheriff Gardner (as Edward Cassidy)
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Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young brother are taking horses to Sonora when they come across four dancehall girls heading the same way, stuck with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls on to the nearest ranch, where it turns out one of the girls is the homesteader's wayward daughter. As he already has an escaped killer after him he is less than thrilled to have to take the remaining girls on with him. But it has to be said that Mary is damn easy on the eye. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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SAVAGE CONFLICT...TORMENTED LOVE...IN THE HIGH SIERRAS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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11 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Kampf um den Sonora-Pass  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Clay Phillips: Where are you going?
Mary Wells: To the other side of the street.
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A gingham dress
6 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The first western by Robson who had already made some extraordinary movies (who says they were Val Lewton's work?) such as "the seventh victim" 'the ghost ship" or "bedlam".And his western is quite good ,if not as mind -boggling as his precedent efforts.

First of all,Gloria Grahame,who was often cast in films noirs ,shines in her part of a dance hall gal who dreams to be a housewife and to educate her young protégé,Robert Sterling's kid brother:my favorite scenes show her teaching him the alphabet and the "true" culture;it's a destruction of the bad gal cliché;and I love when Sterling tells her that he knows a lot of things she can't teach him: the nature ,the animals,the weather,an empirical knowledge for sure ,but one that is more useful than the culture you get from the books,when you are in the wilderness tracked down by outlaws (John Ireland is the ideal bandit,but his part is underwritten and his relationship with the hero is skimmed over);it seems the director was more interested in the Sterling/Grahame relationship:a hero who is (perhaps?We are not told about it) illiterate but who demands a "respectable" woman for his wife :the other one is just good for a kiss,but you cannot marry a chick with a racy past;his kid brother knows better than he does:the young actor is excellent and endearing.

A rare thing in the forties (and in the westerns of the era),the action begins a few seconds before the cast and credits.


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