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The Rawhide Years ()


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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

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Ben Matthews
Colleen Miller ...
Zoe Fontaine
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Rick Harper
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Brand Comfort
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Marshal Sommers
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Andre Boucher
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Matt Comfort
Donald Randolph ...
Carrico
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Neal (as Robert Wilke)
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Captain
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Deputy Wade
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Mate
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Gif Lessing
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Miss Vanilla Bissell
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Frank Porter
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Henchman
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Henchman
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Henchman (uncredited)
Carl Andre ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Luke--Paymaster (uncredited)
Emile Avery ...
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
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River Pirate (uncredited)
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Colonel (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Charles Devin ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Dumas ...
River Pirate (uncredited)
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Col. Swope (uncredited)
Marlene Felton ...
Miss Dal-Marie Smith (uncredited)
Darlene Fields ...
Saloon Girl (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
Leonard P. Geer ...
Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Larry Hudson ...
Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
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Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Captain (uncredited)
Anthony Lawrence ...
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Card Player (uncredited)
Clarence Lung ...
Chinese Steward (uncredited)
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Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
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Riverboad Passenger (uncredited)
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Card Player (uncredited)
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Maid (uncredited)
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Saloon Girl (uncredited)
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Card Player (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Angry Man (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Riverboat Passenger / Saloon Patron (uncredited)
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Riverboat Passenger (uncredited)
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Stretcher-Bearer (uncredited)
Ford Raymond ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Johnny (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Onlooker at Card Game (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ...
Card Player (uncredited)
Glenn Thompson ...
Ted (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Train Station Agent (uncredited)
Hart Wayne ...
Card Player (uncredited)
Sam Woody ...
Sailor (uncredited)
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Chang - Steward (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rudolph Maté

Written by

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Earl Felton ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Presnell Jr. ... (adaptation) and
D.D. Beauchamp ... (adaptation)
 
Norman A. Fox ... (novel)

Produced by

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Stanley Rubin ... producer

Music by

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Hans J. Salter
Frank Skinner

Cinematography by

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Irving Glassberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Russell F. Schoengarth ... (as Russell Schoengarth)

Art Direction by

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Alexander Golitzen
Richard H. Riedel

Set Decoration by

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Oliver Emert
Russell A. Gausman

Makeup Department

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Lew Leary ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Sherwood ... assistant director
Terence Nelson ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound
Ben Hendricks ... sound editor (uncredited)
Joe Sikorsky ... sound editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Carl Andre ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... stunts (uncredited)
Lane Bradford ... stunts (uncredited)
Leonard P. Geer ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Phil Shumaker ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... stunts (uncredited)
Glen Thompson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bill Thomas ... costumes

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

Other crew

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William Fritzsche ... technicolor color consultant
Louis Da Pron ... choreography (uncredited)
Dorothy Hughes ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The story of BEN MATTHEWS...THE GAMBLING MAN...who followed his Luck...his Love and a killer's trail from the brawling river ports to the golden glitter of Antoines! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les années sauvages (France)
  • Aquellos duros años (Spain)
  • Les pirates du fleuve (Belgium, French title)
  • Helten fra St. Louis (Denmark)
  • Amor justiciero (Argentina)
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  • 85 min
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Movie Connections Referenced in Broadway by Light (1958). See more »
Soundtracks The Gypsy with the Fire in His Shoes See more »
Quotes Carrico: Isn't it customary to give a man chance to get even?
Matt Comfort: Why, I wouldn't know. I'm not familiar with the niceties of the game.
Carrico: I figured You for a man of high ideals. Seems I was wrong.
Matt Comfort: You did? I figured You for a bad loser. I was right.
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