Rawhide (1951)

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    • Rawhide (1951)




      Plot Summary
      Vinnie Holt, a single woman traveling with her toddler niece, becomes stranded at Rawhide,
      a desert stagecoach stop managed by stationmaster Sam Todd and his assistant Tom Owens.
      Owens is quickly impressed by Vinnie's independent self-confidence.
      Jim Zimmerman, a fugitive murderer from Huntsville Prison disguised as a deputy,
      and three other ruthless escapees take over the station, intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.
      After murdering Sam, Zimmerman knows they must keep Tom alive in order to complete their plans.
      Owens does not correct Zimmmerman's assumption that Vin is his wife,
      correctly sensing that the misconception might be the key to her survival also.
      Written by duke1029

      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
      and more...

      Henry Hathaway

      Writing Credits
      Dudley Nichols ... (written by)

      Samuel G. Engel ... producer

      Sol Kaplan

      Milton R. Krasner ... (as Milton Krasner)

      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.

      During its run on television during the early 1960s, it was retitled "Desperate Siege"
      in order to distinguish it from the Eric Fleming/Clint Eastwood TV series.

      "Rawhide" was Susan Hayward's first film for Fox after Walter Wanger sold her contract to the studio.

      Tyrone Power was nearly twenty years older than his character.

      The theme in the main title is from Brigham Young: Frontiersman (1940), by Alfred Newman.

      The inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015).

      In 1954, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Inferno (1953)
      starring Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming.

      During location work, star Tyrone Power took a liking to former bookkeeper
      turned novice actor Elam and talked Fox studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck
      into signing him to a Fox country beginning with the Power vehicle
      "An American Guerilla in the Phillipines."

      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.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Lone Pine, California, USA
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA

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      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Rawhide is a 1951 Western film made by Twentieth Century-Fox.
      It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel G. Engel
      from a screenplay by Dudley Nichols.

      The music score was by Sol Kaplan and the song A Rollin' Stone by Lionel Newman.
      The cinematography was by Milton R. Krasner.

      The film stars Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward with Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger,
      Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam and George Tobias.

      User Review

      Desperate, raw emotions added to remote, isolated setting
      23 July 2001 | by lora64 (Canada)

      LORA wrote:

      Yes, I think "Rawhide" is a highly charged western and if I were any younger I'd be working through two boxes of popcorn while lost in this movie! It keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch several outlaws take over the depot,

      all set for a robbery, and lie in wait for the coach to arrive. Also the fact is, when you combine two intense stars like Ty and Susan you're bound to get a compelling screen presence since both are always fascinating to watch. They carry the drama steadily along.

      Later on in the film however, there seems a shortage of dialogue and the story tends to get bogged down in a constant gloomy atmosphere of quiet desperation.

      One certainly feels the weight of isolation in this remote station along the stagecoach line in a time where lawlessness still needed to be subdued. It makes one realize how rough it must have been to live in those days of homesteading in the West.

      As usual, Elam is the baddy in here and he never fails to rouse my dislike although in later life he went in for comedy in a western or two, a nice change. Hugh Marlowe is also a familiar face -- of "All About Eve" fame. On the whole it's a riveting western to the end.
      Best Wishes
      London- England