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Writer:
Dudley Nichols (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1951 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story told with a blazing .44 !
Plot:
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveler find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
Character Actor Jack Elam Dies
 (From WENN. 22 October 2003)

User Reviews:
Jack Elam at His Creepiest See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Tyrone Power ... Tom Owens

Susan Hayward ... Vinnie Holt

Hugh Marlowe ... Rafe Zimmerman

Dean Jagger ... Yancy

Edgar Buchanan ... Sam Todd

Jack Elam ... Tevis

George Tobias ... Gratz

Jeff Corey ... Luke Davis
James Millican ... Tex Squires
Louis Jean Heydt ... Fickert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Billy Dent (uncredited)
Milton R. Corey Sr. ... Dr. Tucker (uncredited)
Dick Curtis ... Hawley (uncredited)
Judy Ann Dunn ... Callie Holt (uncredited)
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Hickman (uncredited)

William Haade ... Gil Scott (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Old-Timer (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Gary Merrill ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Chickering--Firearms Salesman (uncredited)
Vincent Neptune ... Mr. Hickman (uncredited)

Walter Sande ... Flowers (uncredited)

Max Terhune ... Stagecoach Passenger from Missouri (uncredited)

Kenneth Tobey ... Lt. Wingate (uncredited)
Dan White ... Gilchrist (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Dudley Nichols (written by)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sol Kaplan 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner  (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Abe Steinberg .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Regis Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Desperate Siege" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
89 min | 87 min (FMC Library Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Everett Sloane was originally cast as Tevis, but after a action scene in which Hayward was unhappy with his roughness when he threw her to the floor, he was replaced by Jack Elam.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: At around 68 minutes in Tom is looking through a hole in a wall when for dramatic effect the shadow of a person outside falls on the wall. In the next shot we see the person outside and it is clear that his shadow falls in a completely different direction.See more »
Quotes:
Zimmerman:Tevis has no respect for the dead.
Vinnie Holt:And he just loves the living?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Shoot It in Lone Pine! (2008) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Rollin' StoneSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Jack Elam at His Creepiest, 26 August 2008
Author: mgtbltp from upstate ny

Watched this again on the new DVD released & all I can say is WOW, I was impressed. This film has vaulted into my top 20 Westerns.

First of all from beginning to end its hitting on all cylinders. This is a Stage Station film in the tradition of "The Tall T" & "Comanche Station" of the later Bud Boetticher/Randolf Scott Ranown series, all of the action takes place in the stage station and its immediate surroundings.

The opening sequences of a stagecoach crossing the rugged barren wilderness including shots of it passing through snowbound passes are just spectacular. The Black & White cinematography is gorgeous, and add to that the historically accurate use of a team of mules pulling it makes this film one of the best portrayals of stage travel I've seen. Even the stagecoach itself is adorned with a "headlight" type lantern for night travel.

This is one of those films where you learn some bits of Western lore, its a good example of what was prevalent in that "golden age" of the Western 1950 -1971 when the audience through both films like this and the abondanza of Westerns on TV were inundated with things western where you were in the aggregate going to a sort of "Western University". Its a knowledge that is getting lost now and a good example is the illogical stupidity and implausible scenarios in the recent remake of 3:10 to Yuma.

But I've been digressing. Lets get back to Rawhide.

Care is also taken to show how the arriving team of mules is changed out for a fresh team. For those who are not familiar with western staglines most stage stops "stations" were located between 15 to 20 miles apart so that fresh teams could replace the arriving team. Each tandem of driver & shotgun made a run of about 100 miles a day, so they would go through between 5-7 stage stops in a shift. At some stage stations they had lunch or dinner for the passengers, All the aspect of working a stage station was depicted spot on. The set is perfect.

Dir Henry Hathaway does an impressive job in this film, his shots and compositions are beautiful & all the actors are convincing. This film boasts Edgar Buchanan's finest performance as Stationmaster Sam Todd, and Jack Elam is his creepiest as Treviss, Tyrone Power is Tom Owens, Susan Hayward as Vinne Holt a tough ex-saloon singer turned protector/surrogate mother of her dead sisters daughter, Hugh Marlow as the gang leader, George Tobias as Gratz, and a great performance by Dean Jagger as the slow on the uptake "one horse horse thief" Yancy. Its got a very well integrated low key un-intrusive to the story "love interest" between Power & Hataway a good example of they way it should be handled in all Westerns.

This film should be in anybodies Western Collection, 8/10 or better.

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