The Rawhide Years

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The Rawhide Years
Directed by Rudolph Mate
Produced by Stanley Rubin
Screenplay by Earl Fenton
Starring Tony Curtis
Colleen Miller
Arthur Kennedy
Music by Hans J. Salter
Frank Skinner
Cinematography Irving Glassberg
Edited by Russell F. Schoemgarth
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1956 (1956-06-15) (New York City)
  • July 1, 1956 (1956-07-01) (United States)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1 million (US)[1]

The Rawhide Years is a 1956 American Technicolor Western film directed by Rudolph Mate starring Tony Curtis. Colleen Miller and Arthur Kennedy.[2]


Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But, Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the riverboat while on their way. Ben is implicated on arrival and flees, all the while working both sides of the law to clear his name. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her. Encountering Rick Harper, whom he initially takes as a would be bandit, they develop a friendship that winds up with both men saving the other's neck.


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  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. ^ /The-Rawhide-Years/ The Rawhide Years at TCMDB

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