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Bullwhip (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Romance, Western | 21 June 1958 (USA)
In order to avoid the hangman's noose, a cowboy agrees to marry a beautiful but fiery redhead.

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Harmon Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Madison ... Steve Daley
Rhonda Fleming ... Cheyenne O'Malley
James Griffith ... 'Slow' Karp
Don Beddoe ... Judge Carr
Peter Adams Peter Adams ... John Parnell
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Podo
Burt Nelson Burt Nelson ... Pine Hawk
Al Terr Al Terr ... Lem Pierce
Tim Graham ... Pete
Hank Worden ... Tex
Wayne Mallory ... Larry
Barbara Woodell ... Mrs. Sarah Mason
Rush Williams ... Judd
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... Hotel Keeper
Jack Reynolds Jack Reynolds ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Steve Dailey is in the Abilene, Kansas jail waiting to be hanged when Judge Carr brings Cheyenne O'Malley into his cell and says that Dailey can go free if he marries the girl, without knowing her name, because she must have a husband to claim an estate. Dailey agrees and gets a letter of pardon from the Judge, who plans to kill him, but Dailey, with the help of his friend, Podo, escapes the jail and the Judge's hired killer, "Slow" Karp. He sets out to find his new bride but is captured and taken to the mansion of John Parnell. The latter tells Dailey that Cheyenne is actually a half-breed who runs a fur-trading company and needed a husband because of provisions in her father's will. Parnell is also a fur-trader but he wants Dailey to take over her business so they can work together. Dailey agrees, trails the wagon train and takes over but not before Cheyenne bull-whips him. Meanwhile, Karp has been hired by Judge Carr to kill Dailey and hired by Parnell to keep him alive. He plays ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

SADDLE TRAMP AND RED-HEADED WILDCAT...they matched each other sin for sin. and ripped the West like a bullwhip! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bull-Whipped See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Guy Madison often shaved his chest for "beefcake" scenes, but when he takes his shirt off in "Bullwhip," his chest hair - and there's a lot of it - is clearly evident. See more »

Goofs

During the exterior shot of the judge opening the front door of the Sheriff's office and entering, followed by Julia and Pine Hawk, we see that behind the door is a corridor with a flight of stairs on the left leading upward. In the next interior shot, we see them now entering the Sheriff's office through the front door, but that it is one room, with no sign of any flight of stairs, let alone a corridor. See more »

Soundtracks

Bullwhip
Music and Lyrics by Hal Hopper and James Griffith
Sung by Frankie Laine
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Cheese on my Western sandwich please.
1 October 2008 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

To be honest I had heard this was pretty bad before I decided to watch it, but I'm never one to let others influence my viewings, in fact I'm more likely to watch something out of defiance! Bullwhip had one thing going for me before the viewing anyway, the fact that Rhonda Fleming and those gorgeous eyes was in it. The picture isn't very good, and it is in fact very morally dubious, all the characters are corrupt and shifty in one way shape or form, all motivated by greed or egocentric victories, which is all well and good if the surrounding film can at least do justice to a bunch of despicable people to create a taut climax. Sadly it doesn't, and as the finale fills your eyes with sugar you can't help shouting out that you have been cheated into watching a pretty bad film. Nobody in the cast come out with any credit, with lead man Guy Madison particularly wooden in the extreme.

Not even the lovely Rhonda can make me recommend this to anyone. 3/10


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