Ramrod

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): André De Toth
Production: United Artists
 
IMDB:
6.8
NOT RATED
Year:
1947
94 min
12 Views

Ramrod

Mr. Dickason, your daughter is with him.

-You'll be around, won't you?

-Sure

...I'll be around.

Thanks.

Hello, son...

Hello, sherrif.

You weren't quite so steady on your fins

the last time I saw you.

Took me about a week to rope

that hangover.

Speaking of drinks, I owe you one.

Alright...

Back for more punishment, I see...

Two.

I've turned over a new leaf

since the sherrif got me a job.

Is Shipley really leaving on the stage

tonight?

So he says.

Seen Ivey around?

-No.

He plays his cards smart.

Any chance of getting Connie

out of town?

No.

A dangerous set-up... you stay out of it.

I work for Walt.

For three weeks? What do you owe

that fool? Your life?

Maybe.

Thanks for the drink, son.

Make it two.

Hey, Dave...

Where you been?

I though you'd run out

-No.

Dave.... If our plan works,

you'll be the foreman.

The ramrod of the whole outfit.

Ivey's not here. He won't be either.

You think he'll show?

Yeah.

-What makes you so sure?

Frank Ivey

Connie wants to see you... upstairs.

Why?

She's got a notion I'll need help.

Come in.

Sit down.

-Walt said you wanted me.

Yes.

Walt thinks Ivey's only bluffing...

...they won't stop him from taking

the stage. -But you think he meant it.

My own father's with Ivey against

the man I'm going to marry.

Don't you understand

what I'm up against?

Yes, ma'am.

The valley is public grazing land.

Walt has as much right there as anyone.

But he threatened to bring in sheep.

This is cattle country.

You know how sheep ruin

a country for cattle

How many men will be there when

the stage comes? -I don't know.

You saw you father and his hands

at the blacksmith shop.

I told Dad if his men step in, I'll

never set foot in his house again.

There's still Frank Ivey.

Will you stick by Walt?

He helped me when I needed it.

Thanks.

What if Walt takes the stage?

He does bring in sheep?

He won't even bring them in...

If he makes the stage tonight,

he'll control the valley.

Goodnight Ms. Connie.

-Wait!

I'll go downstairs with you.

No, you won't.

The whole town knows Ivey

wanted to marry you.

If you're there, they'll say he's

hiding behind your skirt.

That's one sure way of ruining it.

This is Shipley's bag.

-Stage ready! Get aboard!

Made up your mind, sheep-man?

I'm going.

Are you?

I see you, drunk.

-Listen Ivey...

You're not god. You can't

keep a man off a stage.

Throw down his valise, Harry.

He's not going.

Is that you, Dave?

It's your father, Connie.

I've come to take you home.

-I suppose Ivey sent you.

-No

I just thought, on account of tonight,

you might want to come home.

Connie, are you hurt about

Walt throwing you over?

You have such a thoughtful

way of putting it.

Walt didn't throw me over.

He just decided he didn't love

me enough to die for me.

-Now...

-It's the truth!

He gave you a wonderful excuse

with his threat of sheep.

Now you and Frank are right back where

you started, hoping I'll be impressed.

Well, I'm not and I'm clearing out!

I don't understand you.

At first, I thought you were

just headstrong.

When you were little, I'd get a kick

out of seeing you stand up and fight.

But...

Tonight, men could have been

killed because of you.

Could have... but they weren't.

From now on, I'm gonna

make a life of my own.

And being a woman, I won't

have to use guns.

There's something else...

This isn't just a fight between

father and daughter.

You've pushed Ivey on me

since I can remember.

For years, I've watched him run things.

The town, the valley, you, now me!

No ones ever had the nerve to

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