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Rawhide (1951)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Western | 25 March 1951 (USA)
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.




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Complete credited cast:
Sam Todd
Luke Davis
Tex Squires


Vinnie Holt, a single woman travelling with her toddler niece, becomes stranded at Rawhide, a desert stagecoach stop managed by stationmaster Sam Todd and his assistant Tom Owens. Owens is quickly impressed by Vinnie's independent self-confidence. Jim Zimmerman, a fugitive murderer from Huntsville Prison disguised as a Deputy, and three other ruthless escapees take over the station, intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment. After murdering Sam, Zimmerman knows they must keep Tom alive in order to complete their plans. Owens does not correct Zimmmerman's assumption that Vinnie is his wife, correctly sensing that the misconception might be the key to her survival as well. Written by duke1029

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A story told with a blazing .44 !


Drama | Romance | Western


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Release Date:

25 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desperate Siege  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Everett Sloane was originally cast as Tevis, but after an action scene in which Susan Hayward was unhappy with his roughness when he threw her to the floor, he was replaced by Jack Elam. See more »


During the shootout between Tom and Tevis, many more shots were fired from the three guns (Tom-1 and Tevis-2) than bullets (18). Neither reloaded during the sequence. See more »


Tom Owens: What? Are you afraid of coyotes?
Vinnie Holt: Yeah. The kind with boots on.
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Featured in Shoot It in Lone Pine! (2008) See more »


A Rollin' Stone
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Bob Russell
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Really good!
5 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of Susan Hayward, but her sometimes irritating brand of spunkiness really works well in this film, although I think she was at her best in Nicholas Ray's 'The Lusty Men.' Tyrone Power is also makes a surprisingly good Western hero. As noted by previous posters, he's not ultramasculine, but he keeps his head, is resourceful, and saves the day in his own way. Add crazy-eyed Jack Elam as his usually dastardly self, and tense, well-played situations and you have a nifty little western that's worth watching anytime.

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