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 Posted:   Jan 19, 2015 - 11:09 PM   
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¶ Episode #25 (S3)
"Incident of the Running Man"
written by David Lang
directed by Justus Addiss
guests: Lloyd Corrigan, Donald Barry, Robert Wilke, Luana Anders, Walter Coy, Pete Mamakos, Pete Adams, Russ Conway, James Anderson, Lew Brown, Robert Donner

It's a thrilling solo Yates episode that plays like a fugitive on the run adventure. In other words, by accident, Yates has the whole world against him. Actor Clint Eastwood displays his typical western persona as the injured Cassandra undergoing the prejudices and the hard disbelief of the people. Yates must prevent a military coup at Camp Henley led by a putschist Lieutenant but Yates ends up with a wanted poster against him and three devious plotters at his tail: two gunslingers and a cunning undertaker who insists to give him the lethal shave. The cast of characters is impressive—from the wounded and threatening deputy sheriff (actor Robert Donner) to the bored housewife (actress Luana Anders) who supports Yates—and the Film Noir photography of John M. Nickolaus Jr intensifies the drama.

Highly recommended!

Parts of this conspiracy scheme will be reworked on three episodes of The Wild Wild West entitled "The Night of the Red-Eyed Madman", "The Night of the Legion of Death" and "The Night of the Pistoleros".



Ramrod Rowdy Yates is hiding in the back of a farmer's wagon • the wife of a rough farmer treats him.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2015 - 12:52 PM   
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¶ The last two episodes ("Incident of the Night on the Town" and "Incident of the Wager on Payday") feature the next season's opening titles—that include picture onscreen credits of the four leading men—so therefore you can extrapolate and assert that story editor Endre Bohem take over completely from the very end of season 3.


¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.


On the stock music front, the music supervisor tracks Leonard Rosenman's "And When The Sky Was Opened" from "The Twilight Zone".

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 2:43 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




Ramrod Rowdy Yates is starring at the sign-post of Kimberly!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 5:30 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




two-bit hood Joe Stapp and naive Sydney Porter against Ramrod Rowdy Yates!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 10:59 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




Portrait of naive Sydney Porter: shooting his partner and passing by Ramrod Rowdy Yates.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 11:02 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




Ramrod Rowdy Yates is reading the amount of money from the bank's sign-post.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2015 - 11:06 PM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




The sheriff and his posse suspect Yates at the saloon • Ramrod Rowdy Yates is sipping his whiskey and looks back at them.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 3:17 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




Ramrod Rowdy Yates is kissing saloon girl Lily while watching the posse.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 5:50 AM   
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¶ Episode #30 (S3)
"Incident of the Wager on Payday"
written by Louis Vittes
directed by R.G. Springsteen
guests: Stephen Joyce, Ken Mayer, Kathie Brown, Ford Rainey, Mark Tapscott, Percy Helton, Lurene Tuttle, Charles Watts

It's a "hot" solo Rowdy Yates adventure and the last episode of season 3. The story is focused on fugitive on the run Yates that is falsely-accused of a dual theft (stealing $50,000 from the bank of Kimberly and the cash box of Gil Favor's outfit) and he is tracked down by both sides: the outfit of Gil Favor and the posse of the sheriff from the town of Kimberly. But the real author of these deeds is a naive young man named Sydney Porter, the son of the town's iron banker who planned to make a joke on his father but things turned really wrong: two dead bodies and a scapegoat (Rowdy Yates) ready to be hung at dawn. The wife of actor Darren McGavin, Kathie Brown, plays saloon girl Lily and helps Yates to escape from the sheriff—she kisses him in front of the sheriff's posse and pretends he is her cousin Yancy Yates (sic). After being robbed by two-bit hood Joe Stapp and his naive boss Sydney Porter but only Yates is spotted by Quince, money-less Gil Favor starts a bet on Yates with all the drovers about Yates returning the day after with the cash box.




A drunk saloon customer drops the stolen money from the saddlebag by accident while Ramrod Rowdy Yates is witnessing the clumsiness in front of the sheriff.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2015 - 5:57 AM   
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¶ I finished up my season 3 set and I just started the premiere episode of season 2.
Season 2 shows no opening credits for the leading actors.
The production team is identical to season 3 except for one nuance:
story editor Endre Bohem has no "associate producer" credits.
It means he has less control over the overall leaning.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2015 - 1:09 AM   
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RAWHIDE SEASON 2

¶ Episode #1 (S2)
"Incident of the Day of the Dead"
written by David Victor and Herbert Little, Jr.
directed by Stuart Heisler
guests: Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Scourby, Nancy Hadley, Ron Soble, Carlos Romero, Helen Westcott

Find the season premiere and a good solo Rowdy Yates episode. The voice-over opening narration is told by actor Clint Eastwood. The drama starts with Yates going to town to get the mail and who saves Mexican proprietor Luisa Esquivel from a wild horse escaping from a blacksmith. Goyo, the aide of the noble lady, goes ask Yates to come to the Rancho to break a wild stallion in order to erase his gambling debt. But the real drama starts with the crippled daughter and, above all, the husband of the noble lady plotting a revolutionary coup with the peasants of leader Tovar and supporting the policy of Juarez.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2015 - 6:03 AM   
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¶ Episode #5 (S2)
"Incident at Jacob's Well"
written by Robert Sherman
directed by Jack Arnold
guests: David Brian, Patricia Medina, Jean Allison, Henry Roland, Mason Curry, Kathleen O'Malley, Dean Williams

It's an engrossing drama that starts with a problem of farmer community related to a lack of water. The outfit of Gil Favor also faces the water issue but they are victims of horse theft executed by the desperate community. Actor Clint Eastwood shines in some scenes: Yates is warned at the last minute from falling into a dry water hole by a young woman and, later on, Yates and the same woman are pushed into a dry well by a wicked Spanish woman married to a big farmer leader—injured Yates tries to climb up the well and fails many times which anticipates a situation of a Wild Wild West episode entitled "The Night of the Arrow". The twist ending is worthwhile—I won't spoil it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2015 - 1:12 PM   
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¶ Episode #6 (S2)
"Incident of the 13th Man"
written by Fred Freiberger
story by 'story editor' Endre Bohem
directed by Jesse Hibbs
guests: Edward C. Platt, Paul Fix, Jerome Cowan, Richard Shannon, Terry Becker, Robert Cornthwaite, Walter Coy, Robert Anderson, Grant Richards, Russell Thorson, Dick Elliott, Mike Ragan, Rush Williams, Nan Peterson, Harry Antrim, Charles Tannen

It's a Yates/Wishbone tandem episode in which good ole Wish introduces the first Act instead of Gil Favor. To sum-up the contents of this one: "Rawhide" meets "Twelve Angry Men". It begins with Wishbone suffering from a toothache and accompanied by Yates to the town of Blanton where they're committed to a jury in order to judge the case of dentist/undertaker Gene Matson, accused of murder. The town is in the hands of Gene Matson who rules like a corrupted despot and has got a spy in the jury. Don't miss the lethal verdict!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2015 - 10:09 PM   
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¶ Episode #8 (S2)
"Incident of the Haunted Hills"
written by Louis Vittes
story by Oliver Crawford
directed by Jesse Hibbs
guests: John Drew Barrymore, Kent Smith, Strother Martin, Charles Gray, Marya Stevens, Clarke Gordon, Harry Lauter, Ron Hayes, Moody Blanchard, John Kroger

It's a Favor/Nolan/Wishbone journey adventure with an esoteric flavor. The outfit is looking for some water for the herd and ride to the ghost town of Heliotrope where they meet militaries in civilian clothes torturing an Indian woman. But the real challenge starts when they enter a sacred Indian mountain with weird geysers and guided by a former Indian turned drover named Tasunka. The cast of actors is marvelous.

Actor Notes
• John Drew Barrymore will come back in later seasons in "Corporal Dasovik" (S7) and "Ride a Crooked Mile" (S8) and above all, he will be typecasted again as an Indian character in the first season episode of The Wild Wild West entitled "The Night of the Double-Edged Knife" (along with Harry Lauter).
• Charles Gray will become a regular character on Rawhide from season 4 as the doubtful Clay Forrester.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2015 - 10:14 AM   
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¶ Episode #11 (S2)
"Incident of the Blue Fire"
written by John Dunkel
directed by 'producer' Charles Marquis Warren
guests: Skip Homeier, Joe de Santis, Don Harvey, John Erwin

It's a mystical and hectic stampede top drawer entry with a Comanches backdrop that highlights a stranger cowhand named Lucky Markley—that Hey Soos calls the devil—bringing trouble to the outfit of Gil Favor. Scout Pete Nolan sums up the fate of the outfit very well: "All at once, we got a storm, Comanches, men fightin', men hurt, a stampede… Even a visit from the devil." Trail boss Gil Favor is tense and nervous and hard on his men because he is obsessed and haunted by a dramatic past event. The film-making of producer Warren and the photography amplify the ethereal and uncanny atmosphere of the night scenes. The outcome reinforces the supernatural when Gil Favor exclaims while looking up at the sky: "I guess there's a lot of things we don't understand." The framing, the sense of portrait and the scenery are particularly inspired. Highly recommended!

On the stock music front, music editor John Elizalde tracks many cues from Bernard Herrmann's "Where Is Everybody?".

Review by Stephen Bowie about "Incident of the Blue Fire"
https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-rawhide/

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 9:41 AM   
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¶ Episode #11 (S2)
"Incident of the Blue Fire"
written by John Dunkel
directed by 'producer' Charles Marquis Warren
guests: Skip Homeier, Joe de Santis, Don Harvey, John Erwin

It's a mystical and hectic stampede top drawer entry with a Comanches backdrop that highlights a stranger cowhand named Lucky Markley—that Hey Soos calls the devil—bringing trouble to the outfit of Gil Favor. Scout Pete Nolan sums up the fate of the outfit very well: "All at once, we got a storm, Comanches, men fightin', men hurt, a stampede… Even a visit from the devil." Trail boss Gil Favor is tense and nervous and hard on his men because he is obsessed and haunted by a dramatic past event. The film-making of producer Warren and the photography amplify the ethereal and uncanny atmosphere of the night scenes. The outcome reinforces the supernatural when Gil Favor exclaims while looking up at the sky: "I guess there's a lot of things we don't understand." The framing, the sense of portrait and the scenery are particularly inspired. Highly recommended!

On the stock music front, music editor John Elizalde tracks many cues from Bernard Herrmann's "Where Is Everybody?".

Review by Stephen Bowie about "Incident of the Blue Fire"
https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-rawhide/



Portrait of cowhand Lucky Markley.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 9:43 AM   
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¶ Episode #11 (S2)
"Incident of the Blue Fire"
written by John Dunkel
directed by 'producer' Charles Marquis Warren
guests: Skip Homeier, Joe de Santis, Don Harvey, John Erwin

It's a mystical and hectic stampede top drawer entry with a Comanches backdrop that highlights a stranger cowhand named Lucky Markley—that Hey Soos calls the devil—bringing trouble to the outfit of Gil Favor. Scout Pete Nolan sums up the fate of the outfit very well: "All at once, we got a storm, Comanches, men fightin', men hurt, a stampede… Even a visit from the devil." Trail boss Gil Favor is tense and nervous and hard on his men because he is obsessed and haunted by a dramatic past event. The film-making of producer Warren and the photography amplify the ethereal and uncanny atmosphere of the night scenes. The outcome reinforces the supernatural when Gil Favor exclaims while looking up at the sky: "I guess there's a lot of things we don't understand." The framing, the sense of portrait and the scenery are particularly inspired. Highly recommended!

On the stock music front, music editor John Elizalde tracks many cues from Bernard Herrmann's "Where Is Everybody?".

Review by Stephen Bowie about "Incident of the Blue Fire"
https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-rawhide/



Portrait of trail boss Gil Favor.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 11:15 PM   
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WARNING

Rawhide - Rope, Throw and Brand 'Em: Every Season of Clint Eastwood in 'The Complete Series'
All 8 seasons are compiled into one shelf-friendly package this spring

Street date: May 12, 2015.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Rawhide-The-Complete-Series/20796


 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2015 - 2:22 AM   
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WARNING

Rawhide - Rope, Throw and Brand 'Em: Every Season of Clint Eastwood in 'The Complete Series'
All 8 seasons are compiled into one shelf-friendly package this spring

Street date: May 12, 2015.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Rawhide-The-Complete-Series/20796




¶ Let's hope they will include:
the English subtitles for all seasons—the previous season 1 to 3 sets hadn't them but CC.
restored prints for season 4—the previous season 4 set had third-rate prints.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2015 - 10:59 PM   
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¶ Episode #13 (S2)
"Incident of the Druid Curse"
written by Louis Vittes
story by Alva Hudson
directed by Jesse Hibbs
guests: Claude Akins, Luana Patten, Byron Foulger, Don Keefer, Stanley Adams

It's another mystical entry after "Incident of the Blue Fire". Act 1 starts with lousy savage drover Jim Lark is riding in the plains and stops because of a lonely young woman named Maeve Lismore who believes in the ancient rites of the English Druids and refers to oak trees and the power of the seasons. Things become messy when Lark tries to kiss the lovely doll who cuts the face of the man with a table knife. She escapes and takes refuge at Gil Favor's camp. During the course of this adventure, Lark and two scavenger drovers team up to extort and blackmail the scientist father of the young woman in order to get a treasure from Texan ruins. Gil Favor falls in love with the young lady who gets shot by one of the renegade drovers and also meets her twin sister Mona who is her 'shocking' lookalike.

The music integrates theremin to underline the spooky atmosphere. The photography of Nickolaus is superb and filled with chiaroscuro thanks to filters. Actor Claude Alkins portrays a ruthless bestial drover.

 
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