The Rawhide Years (1956)

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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.


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  • Colleen Miller and Leigh Snowden in The Rawhide Years (1956)
  • Tony Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, and Colleen Miller in The Rawhide Years (1956)
  • The Rawhide Years (1956)
  • Tony Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, and Colleen Miller in The Rawhide Years (1956)
  • The Rawhide Years (1956)
  • Tony Curtis and Colleen Miller in The Rawhide Years (1956)

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14 September 2015 | drystyx
6
| Appealing appetizer with red herring
This has to be one of the "best looking" films around. Very scenic, as a Western should be. Maybe the best looking two leads together ever.

It's a "fluff" Western, and that isn't always an insult. That's what this was meant to be. Lots of B Westerns were made with different goals, but roughly 2/5 were made like this, to be just eye candy, with a few side dishes added on.

Here, Arthur Kennedy is the "mystique" character. he comes on with too much of a likable rogue, and we wonder if he'll be the masked murderer who leaves Tony Curtis with the blame for a killing of a respected cattle baron.

This is lifted up a bit over the usual fluff with a few red herrings, as we get a bit of a mystery. And the clues come to us the same way they come to the character played by Curtis, which is refreshing. We actually feel along the way with him, as this is very well directed.

The review that claims Korman may have copied the villain for Blazing Saddles looks to be close to the mark I dare say. That kind of gives it a retro appeal that they hadn't counted on in 1955. It is an appealing film. Not memorable, but appealing.

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