6.3/10
206
9 user 3 critic

Raw Edge (1956)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 24 March 1956 (USA)
In 1842 lawless Oregon, a gunfighter seeks vengeance when his innocent brother is lynched and his beautiful Indian wife is claimed by the local tyrant.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Tomahawk, the crooked Jackman brothers control the town, Sheriff Dunham is up for re-election, the sheep growers are banned in town and a stagecoach line undercover investigator arrives to catch the gang that regularly robs the stages.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Lex Barker, Mara Corday, Stephen McNally
Flying Into the Wind (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The Wyatts wish to educate their children at home, but the education authorities have other ideas. Moving between 1969 and 1980, we see how this affects the various individuals and attitudes.

Director: Edward Bennett
Stars: Graham Crowden, Derrick O'Connor, Rynagh O'Grady
Criss Cross (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea
Body Puzzle (1992)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A homicide detective realizes that the brutal murders committed by a mysterious serial killer he's after have something to do with the late husband of a beautiful widow.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Joanna Pacula, Tomas Arana, François Montagut
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, David Farrar
Utah Blaine (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gunslinger Utah Blaine rescues rancher Joe Neal from lynching by vigilante land-grabbers and runs afoul of vigilante leader Russ Nevers' interests.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Susan Cummings, Angela Stevens
The Bravados (1958)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd
Silver Lode (1954)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Silver Lode, Dan Ballard is arrested by 4 Marshals for murder and theft but he denies the charges and searches for the real culprit even as the townsfolk start abandoning him.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Payne, Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea
Joe Dakota (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw
The Lusty Men (1952)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish
Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Tex Kirby
...
Hannah Montgomery
...
Paca
...
Tarp Penny
...
John Randolph
...
Pop Penny
...
Gerald Montgomery
...
Sile Doty (as Robert Wilke)
...
Dan Kirby (as John Gilmore)
...
McKay
...
Whitey
...
Missionary
Edit

Storyline

In the lawless Oregon country of 1842, local magnate Gerald Montgomery decrees that any unattached woman belongs to the first taker. Dan Kirby is lynched, starting a stampede to claim his half-Indian wife Paca. Trouble starts with the local tribe, but worse is in store when Dan's tough brother Tex rides in. The zeal of Montgomery's men to protect him from Tex is tempered by their lust for Hannah, who'd be his widow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Her love ... for the first man to claim it ! The strongest ... the boldest ... or the fastest with a gun !

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Meute lauert überall  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of John Gavin. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in 1840, it features repeating rifles that weren't invented until the 1870s. See more »


Soundtracks

RAW EDGE
Written and Performed by Terry Gilkyson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting Western reflects on nature of man
8 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the reviews here and wonder if anyone has a different interpretation. This movie is about the dark side of human nature where everyone is for themselves. I'm not sure if that message will catch but it will in another light if you consider more recent films such as the Dark Knight movies or the Man With No Name trilogy. In many movies, there are no real heroes. So even the women in this movie don't have emotional reaction when something tragic happens to a close person. The hero Tex Kirby comes back for revenge of his brother, or is it? Paca who loses her husband finds an cold unexpected way to get revenge. The Indian maids who leave Hannah (Yvonne De Carlo) and the ranch are neutral characters but still, they do what's best in their interest. So at the end, it is easy for Hannah to have no love lost and be willing to leave with the hero.

The wild west was an arena where you had to watch your back. The setting was a wild 1842 Oregon where there are no rules. It was lawless and you defended yourself. Even those you think you can trust, can you really trust them? The rancher who makes the rules, Gerald Montgomery makes very harsh rules. Take a woman like she is property if she has no husband. One evil character shoots his father in the back. No one cries in this movie. Violence, lawlessness and war dull the emotions. We know that where even young children exposed to war get emotionally insensitive to death. It is unusually violent for a movie in the mid-50s depicting rape, murder (of relatives), treachery and lawlessness. It seems really that the Yakima Indians are the only ones with a code, law or ethics.

A question is what degrees of evil and selfishness are there?

If you watch the movie with this in mind, you can see the message. But most people won't see it that way, but will get confused by the mindless violence and unemotional characters. In this way, it's an unusual minor masterpiece.

The evil characters are definitely fun. Overall, supporting roles are well-acted but the leads are very average. The script does not lead to a clearer message and a viewer could get lost in its meaninglessness. Other than the message and supporting actors, the movie is fairly average. So an average rating might be 5-6 for me, but the supporting actors and dark message are fascinating and bump it to a 7 even 7.5. If you don't understand it, it's a 5 or 6.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?