The Rawhide Years (1955)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1 July 1956 (USA)
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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he doesn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Matthews
Zoe Fontaine
Rick Harper
Brand Comfort
William Gargan ...
Marshal Sommers
Andre Boucher
Minor Watson ...
Matt Comfort
Donald Randolph ...
Neal (as Robert Wilke)
James Anderson ...
Deputy Wade
Robert Foulk ...
Chubby Johnson ...
Gif Lessing
Leigh Snowden ...
Miss Vanilla Bissell
Frank Porter


Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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THE GAMBLER...THE GUNSLINGER...THE RIVER LADY KNOWN AS "ZOE"...They Risked Their Luck On A Turn Of A Card...Their Lives On The Draw Of A Gun! See more »




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Release Date:

1 July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor justiciero  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Appealing appetizer with red herring
14 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the "best looking" films around. Very scenic, as a Western should be. Maybe the best looking two leads together ever.

It's a "fluff" Western, and that isn't always an insult. That's what this was meant to be. Lots of B Westerns were made with different goals, but roughly 2/5 were made like this, to be just eye candy, with a few side dishes added on.

Here, Arthur Kennedy is the "mystique" character. he comes on with too much of a likable rogue, and we wonder if he'll be the masked murderer who leaves Tony Curtis with the blame for a killing of a respected cattle baron.

This is lifted up a bit over the usual fluff with a few red herrings, as we get a bit of a mystery. And the clues come to us the same way they come to the character played by Curtis, which is refreshing. We actually feel along the way with him, as this is very well directed.

The review that claims Korman may have copied the villain for Blazing Saddles looks to be close to the mark I dare say. That kind of gives it a retro appeal that they hadn't counted on in 1955. It is an appealing film. Not memorable, but appealing.

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