Raton Pass (1951)

Genres - Action, Drama, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western  |   Release Date - Apr 7, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Raton Pass is a curious western based on the rules of Community Property. Dennis Morgan and Patricia Neal portray a recently married husband and wife, each of whom owns half of a huge cattle ranch. Neal is a tad more ambitious than her husband, and with the help of a little legal chicanery she tries to obtain Morgan's half of the spread. He balks, so she hires a few gunslingers to press the issue. In a 1951 western, the greedy party usually came to a sorry end; Raton Pass adheres strictly to tradition.

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cattle, husband-and-wife, land-scheme, ranch