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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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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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Gloria Grahame steals the spotlight in this uneven western...
13 August 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

GLORIA GRAHAME is photographed expertly in this B&W western that stars ROBERT STERLING as a cowboy heading back to his new ranch with brother CLAUDE JARMAN, JR. at his side. Grahame not only looks good, but gets to deliver an interesting performance as the dance hall girl (prostitute really) who wants to find the right man and go down the straight and narrow path.

She thinks she's found her man in Sterling, who looks a bit too boyish for the role of the rugged cowboy but nevertheless, he delivers an earnest and likable performance. The pairing of him with Jarman as brothers seems a bit incongruous since they look nothing alike--but again, good acting almost compensates for this minor distraction.

For a villain, we have JOHN IRELAND in full mode as a nasty guy who wants to put a bullet in Sterling for past transgressions. The final shootout provides the story with the only really tense moments in a story that is more character-driven than an action western.

Nothing special about any of the production values or Mark Robson's direction, except to mention that Grahame really walks off with most of her scenes even though her intense expression conveys little more than annoyance with the fact that Sterling seems oblivious to her charms. Still, there's a heart of gold in the gal who wants nothing more than to wear a gingham dress and play housewife, leaving her tawdry past behind.

Summing up: A bit pokey but interesting enough to maintain interest because of some well played interplay between the characters.


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