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The Redhead and the Cowboy -- A Confederate courier posing as a dance-hall girl marshalls the assistance of an apolitical cowboy in her attempt to push a message across Union lines


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Jonathan Latimer (screenplay) &
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12 November 1951 (Sweden) See more »
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Civil War Espionage Game See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Ford ... Gil Kyle

Edmond O'Brien ... Maj. Dunn Jeffers

Rhonda Fleming ... Candace Bronson

Alan Reed ... Col. Lamartine
Morris Ankrum ... Sheriff
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Barrett
Perry Ivins ... Mr. Barrett
Janine Perreau ... Mary Barrett
Douglas Spencer ... Perry

Ray Teal ... Brock

Ralph Byrd ... Capt. Andrews
King Donovan ... Munroe
Tom Moore ... Gus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Crony (uncredited)
Beau Anderson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor ... Goldie (uncredited)
Willie Bloom ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Loukai - Lamartine's Indian Scout (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Dayton ... Sentry (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Ugly One (uncredited)
Don Dunning ... Casey (uncredited)
Jack Fitzpatrick ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lupe González ... Indian Woman (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Red - Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Richard Karlan ... Captain Peters (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Kortman ... Rusty (uncredited)
Paul Lees ... Frank (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Carson (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Northern Sympathizer Barfly (uncredited)
Charles Quirk ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Rodd Redwing ... Betien - Indian Guard (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Barfly (uncredited)
John Roy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Anthony Smith ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Sentry (uncredited)
Jeff York ... Lt. Wylie (uncredited)
Clifton Young ... Southern Spy (uncredited)

Directed by
Leslie Fenton 
Writing credits
Jonathan Latimer (screenplay) &
Liam O'Brien (screenplay)

Charles Marquis Warren (story)

Produced by
Irving Asher .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp  (as Daniel Fapp)
Film Editing by
Arthur P. Schmidt  (as Arthur Schmidt)
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist
Karl Silvera .... makeup artist (as Carl Silvera)
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist
Production Management
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager (as C. Kenneth DeLand)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director (as Chico Day)
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Fraker .... still photographer
Erwin Newmeyer .... grip
William Rand .... camera operator (as Billy Rand)
Stanley Williams .... gaffer (as Stan Williams)
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Rhonda Fleming: A Cinderella Story (2008) (V)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Civil War Espionage Game, 2 February 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In The Redhead And The Cowboy Glenn Ford plays his usual amiable cowpoke who gets himself innocently caught up in a deadly Civil War espionage game. It all starts when he gets himself involved doing a little celebrating with saloon girl Rhonda Fleming who was certainly Paramount's favorite redhead back in the day.

In this film however Fleming is a Confederate spy and while she's entertaining Ford as part of her cover one of her fellow spies shows up with a knife in his back and a few last words about a message to be delivered. Sheriff Morris Ankrum is about to arrest Ford for a murder because Fleming fled the scene delivering whatever message she has to.

Along the way these two pick up Edmond O'Brien who is clearly not the cattle buyer he says he is. But just who is he working for?

This Paramout film moves nicely along and it has it's noir type aspects as poor Ford is trying to figure who is playing on what team. All three of the stars are out played in this film however by Alan Reed who is Quantrill type guerrilla leader Lamartine. Reed until he became the voice of Fred Flintstone probably has his best visible role with Lamartine. He gets a chance to play it broadly and expansively and even chew a bit of scenery and the diet is good.

Fans of the stars will like The Redhead And The Cowboy and everyone will just love Alan Reed in his role.

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