About the film
based on novel or book stagecoach cattle ranch
Release Date: April 07, 1951
|Slogan||:||«"Hold Raton Pass And You Hold The Rest Of The West By The Throat!"»|
|Production Companies||:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Director||:||Edwin L. Marin|
|Writers||:||James R. Webb, Thomas W. Blackburn, Thomas W. Blackburn|
Raton Pass is a curious western based on the rules of Community Property. Dennis Morgan and Patricia Neal portray a recently married husband and wife, each of whom owns half of a huge cattle ranch. Neal is a tad more ambitious than her husband, and with the help of a little legal chicanery she tries to obtain Morgan's half of the spread. He balks, so she hires a few gunslingers to press the issue. In a 1951 western, the greedy party usually came to a sorry end; Raton Pass adheres strictly to tradition.