Raton Pass (film)

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Ratón Pass
Directed by

Edwin L. Marin

Oren W. Haglund (assistant director)
Produced by Saul Elkins
Starring Dennis Morgan
Release dates
April 7, 1951
Running time
84 mins.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million (US rentals)[1]

Ratón Pass is a 1951 film directed by Edwin L. Marin. It stars Dennis Morgan and Patricia Neal.[2]


A feud in 1880 New Mexico territory pits wealthy rancher Pierre Challon and son Marc versus homesteaders on the other side of Ratón Pass.

Two strangers arrive by stagecoach, a ruthless man named Van Cleave and an attractive woman, Ann, who promptly seduces and marries Marc Challon, blissfully unaware that she's strictly in it out of greed, not love.

While he and his father are away on business, Ann offers to work out a land irrigation deal with Prentice, a banker. But when her husband returns, he finds Ann and Prentice are romantically involved and planning to swindle him.

Marc sells the ranch to Ann and his father leaves the territory. Lena Casamajor, a homesteader's niece, has always loved him. She sets off to bring Pierre back after Ann's new foreman, Van Cleave, cold-bloodedly shoots Marc in the back and also her uncle as well.

Fed up with her ways, Prentice leaves her, but Van Cleave kills him and the sheriff. The Challons are the only ones who can stop him, and they do, but not before a shot by Van Cleave accidentally kills Ann.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  2. ^ http://allmovie.com/work/raton-pass-107312

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