Raton Pass (film)
|Directed by||Oren W. Haglund (assistant director)|
|Produced by||Saul Elkins|
|Release dates||April 7, 1951|
|Running time||84 mins.|
|Box office||$1.3 million (US rentals)|
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.
- Dennis Morgan as Marc Challon
- Patricia Neal as Ann Challon
- Steve Cochran as Cy Van Cleave
- Scott Forbes as Prentice
- Dorothy Hart as Lena Casamajor
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952