Ramrod (1947)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - May 2, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This cowboy drama from Hungarian director Andre De Toth was the first of several films based on the stories of Western author Luke Short. Veronica Lake stars as Connie Dickason, strong-willed daughter of Ben Dickason (Charles Ruggles), a ranch owner who has become the toady of a powerful local cattleman, Frank Ivey (Preston Foster), whom Ben once wanted Connie to marry. Connie instead married a sheep rancher and inherited his spread. With her husband out of the picture, Connie becomes determined to run the ranch despite the opposition of Ivey and her father. In her camp are the town drunk, veteran cowhand Dave Nash (Joel McCrea) and a crew of anti-Ivey locals. The resulting bloody range war is much to the dismay of Dave, who wants to resolve Connie's problems with Ivey legally.

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battle-of-the-sexes, business, conflict, cowboy, father, frontier, independence, killing, land, outwit, ranch, revenge, wilderness, woman