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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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Mary Wells
Claude Jarman Jr. ...
Steve Phillips
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Jeff Donnell ...
Elaine Wyatt
Myrna Dell ...
Helen Carter
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Marcia
George Cooper ...
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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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Western Drama
14 December 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Usually, westerns have a lot more action than "Roughshod". This one, however, is a character study starring Robert Sterling and Gloria Grahame and is a likable, well made picture. Peculiar storyline has Sterling and his younger brother trying to herd some horses to another town. Along the way they encounter Grahame and 3 other dance hall girls with a broken-down wagon enroute elsewhere, having been deemed morally bankrupt and driven out of a neighboring town. Sterling is also being chased by a vengeful John Ireland and 2 other escaped cons for some payback.

The story is mainly about a budding -or not- romance between Sterling and Grahame which Sterling is trying to fight off. He is trying to maintain a righteous front for his younger brother played by Claude Jarman, Jr. in an excellent performance. As noted by other users, Gloria Grahame fans will enjoy seeing her in an admittedly routine role, but she has never looked prettier than here.

The action is all in the last 10 minutes in an exciting finale. It is an unremarkable, ultimately satisfying film that grows on you and lasts only 88 minutes. It almost makes you forget that is mostly a talking picture that could have used a little more energy and maybe some second unit stuff.


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