DIRECTED ANDREW DE TOTH
DIRECTED ANDREW DE TOTH
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
A cattle-vs.-sheepman feud loses Connie Dickason her fiance, but gains her his ranch, which she determines to run alone in opposition to Frank Ivey, "boss" of the valley, whom her father Ben wanted her to marry. She hires recovering alcoholic Dave Nash as foreman and a crew of Ivey's enemies. Ivey fights back with violence and destruction, but Dave is determined to counter him legally... a feeling not shared by his associates. Connie's boast that, as a woman, she doesn't need guns proves justified, but plenty of gunplay results.
Written by Rod Crawford
Joel McCrea ... Dave Nash
Veronica Lake ... Connie Dickason
Don DeFore ... Bill Schell
Donald Crisp ... Jim Crew
Preston Foster ... Frank Ivey
Arleen Whelan ... Rose Leland
Charles Ruggles ... Ben Dickason (as Charlie Ruggles)
Lloyd Bridges ... Red Cates
Nestor Paiva ... Curley
Ray Teal ... Ed Burma
Houseley Stevenson ... George Smedley (as Housely Stevenson)
Ward Wood ... Link Thoms (as Robert Wood)
Ian MacDonald ... Walt Shipley
Wally Cassell ... Virg Lea
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Parks
Hal Taliaferro ... Jess Moore
Jeff Corey ... Bice
Victor Potel ... Burch Nellice (as Vic Potel)
and many more...
André De Toth ... (as Andre de Toth)
Luke Short ...(original story) (uncredited)
Jack Moffitt ... (screenplay) &
C. Graham Baker ... (screenplay) (as Graham Baker) and
Cecile Kramer ... (screenplay)
Harry Sherman ... producer
Eugene Strong ... associate producer (as Gene Strong)
Russell Harlan ... director of photography
At the time of filming, Veronica Lake and director André De Toth were married. This film was their first screen collaboration.
"Ramrod" had its Gala World Premiere on Feb. 20, 1947 at both the Utah and Capitol Theaters in Salt Lake City as part of Utah's centennial celebration as a US Territory. A newspaper announcement of the day boasts that in person for the premiere would be Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Donald Crisp, Don DeFore, Preston Foster, Charles Ruggles and "15 other Hollywood Stars".
"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 22, 1947 with Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake reprising their film roles.
Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake's first collaboration since Sullivan's Travels (1941), behind the scenes of which they did not get along. McCrea also turned down the lead role in I Married a Witch (1942) to avoid working with Lake again.
Daily Variety reported that a Union Pacific locomotive called the "Ramrod Special" took 100 Hollywood celebrities to the February 21, 1947 Salt Lake City premiere. There the film was touted as the "official" motion picture of Utah's centennial celebration.
Zion National Park, Utah, USA
Enterprise Studios - 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA (interiors)
Grafton, Utah, USA
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