The Rawhide Trail (1958)

67 mins | Western | 26 January 1958

Director:

Robert Gordon

Producer:

Earle Lyon

Cinematographer:

Karl Struss

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

David Milton

Production Company:

Terry & Lyon Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

This film's working title was The Rawhide Breed . Although some printed lists of cast credits give the name of Nancy Gates's character as "Marsha," in the film she is called "Nancy." The surname of the character played by Robert Knapp may be "Duland." Location shooting was done at the Gene Autry Ranch in Placerita Canyon, Newhall, CA. ... More Less

This film's working title was The Rawhide Breed . Although some printed lists of cast credits give the name of Nancy Gates's character as "Marsha," in the film she is called "Nancy." The surname of the character played by Robert Knapp may be "Duland." Location shooting was done at the Gene Autry Ranch in Placerita Canyon, Newhall, CA. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
11 Oct 1957
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
20 Nov 1957
p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
6 Oct 1957.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
7 Jun 1958
p. 857.
The Exhibitor
30 Apr 1958
p. 4457.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Terry & Lyon Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Chief elec
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Prop master
COSTUMES
Men's ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
Mus comp and cond
Mus ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Dial
Set cont
Constr supv
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Rawhide Trail," music by Andre S. Brummer, lyrics by Jack Lloyd, orchestrated by Dave Stretch, sung by The Guardsmen.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Rawhide Breed
Release Date:
26 January 1958
Production Date:
early October--mid October 1957
Copyright Claimant:
Allied Artists Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 February 1958
Copyright Number:
LP9915
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound Recording
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
1.85:1
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,062
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
18878
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jess Brady and Rupe Pardee have been wrongfully accused of leading a supply train into a Comanche ambush and are waiting to be hanged in a Gunsight, Texas, jail. Jess and Rupe's claim that the Comanches also want them dead appears to be justified when the Indians attack the jail in an attempt to capture them. After a company of soldiers drives off the Comanches, their injured captain moves Jess, Rupe and Rupe's Indian wife, Keetah, who has been wounded in the attack, to a stagecoach line's way station nearby. When a stagecoach carrying Farley Durand, a government supply officer, his fiancée Nancy Collins, James Willard, a New York newspaper reporter and Mrs. Cartwright, a major's wife, arrives there, Jess and Rupe ask Durand, who assigned them to lead the supply train, if he is surprised to see them alive. As Durand tells Nancy that he and Jess, who is half Kiowa Indian, were in the same class at military academy, Mrs. Cartwright, a former nurse, helps Jess remove an arrowhead from the captain's shoulder. The Comanches have followed, however, and soon the occupants of the way station find themselves under siege. The situation becomes more tense when Jess begins to suspect that the Indians are after them because Durand failed to deliver a shipment of beef. That night, after the Indians run off the horses, one brave enters the station and fights with Durand. Because Jess and Rupe are handcuffed to a bunk, they cannot help Durand, but Nancy throws hot water on the Indian and Mrs. Cartwright then shoots him. Later, Jess publicly accuses Durand of not supplying the correct ammunition for a shipment of hunting rifles ... +


Jess Brady and Rupe Pardee have been wrongfully accused of leading a supply train into a Comanche ambush and are waiting to be hanged in a Gunsight, Texas, jail. Jess and Rupe's claim that the Comanches also want them dead appears to be justified when the Indians attack the jail in an attempt to capture them. After a company of soldiers drives off the Comanches, their injured captain moves Jess, Rupe and Rupe's Indian wife, Keetah, who has been wounded in the attack, to a stagecoach line's way station nearby. When a stagecoach carrying Farley Durand, a government supply officer, his fiancée Nancy Collins, James Willard, a New York newspaper reporter and Mrs. Cartwright, a major's wife, arrives there, Jess and Rupe ask Durand, who assigned them to lead the supply train, if he is surprised to see them alive. As Durand tells Nancy that he and Jess, who is half Kiowa Indian, were in the same class at military academy, Mrs. Cartwright, a former nurse, helps Jess remove an arrowhead from the captain's shoulder. The Comanches have followed, however, and soon the occupants of the way station find themselves under siege. The situation becomes more tense when Jess begins to suspect that the Indians are after them because Durand failed to deliver a shipment of beef. That night, after the Indians run off the horses, one brave enters the station and fights with Durand. Because Jess and Rupe are handcuffed to a bunk, they cannot help Durand, but Nancy throws hot water on the Indian and Mrs. Cartwright then shoots him. Later, Jess publicly accuses Durand of not supplying the correct ammunition for a shipment of hunting rifles ordered by the Indians, thereby incurring their enmity. Although the captain interrogates Durand about this failure, he is unsatisfied with the supply officer's explanation. After Willard proposes an escape plan, the captain asks Jess to try to lead them to safety. Jess divides the party into groups in an attempt to decoy the Comanches. While Rupe and two others head for Gunsight, Jess sends the captain, Willard and Mrs. Cartwright to intercept the next stagecoach. After Jess, Nancy and Durand take a different route, Jess accuses Durand of withholding the Indians' beef shipments to force them to pay higher prices for the rifles. A disillusioned Nancy asks Durand if this is true, but he is killed by a lone Indian before he can reply. After Rupe and his group become trapped, he and Keetah manage to escape and join Jess and Nancy, who have fallen in love. While Jess holds off another Indian attack, Rupe and Keetah make it to the stagecoach, which has been stopped by the captain's group. After Rupe borrows two new Winchester rifles from the drivers, he asks Willard to ensure that he and Jess will be cleared of all charges against them. Rupe and Keetah then return to help Jess and Nancy. Meanwhile, Jess explodes a box of ammunition, setting off an avalance that kills most of the Indians. After Jess and Rupe drive off the remaining braves, the two couples decide to stay together and head for Mexico. +

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