The Redhead and the Cowboy


The Redhead and the Cowboy is a 1951 Western film directed by Leslie Fenton and starring Glenn Ford and Rhonda Fleming.

The Redhead and the Cowboy
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Directed byLeslie Fenton
Written byJonathan Latimer
Liam O'Brien
Produced byIrving Asher
StarringRhonda Fleming
Glenn Ford
Edmond O'Brien
CinematographyDaniel Fapp
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Music byDavid Buttolph
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1951 (1951-03-15) (Los Angeles)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.25 million (US rentals)[1]


Late in the American Civil War, the New Mexico Territory is full of spies and guerrillas for both sides. Local cowboy Gil Kyle, realizing that many of these people are merely criminals out for themselves, tries to do his work and steer clear of the conflict. But he keeps running into violence and hostility. And after a brief encounter with a beautiful new saloon girl, he stumbles into a crime scene and becomes a fugitive wanted for murder.

His only alibi is the girl, Candace Bronson, who has disappeared. She turns out to be aiding the Confederate cause, and has fled to deliver a vital message about a Union gold shipment. Kyle sets off in pursuit of her. Along the way, he runs into desperadoes, government agents, guerrilla fighters, and renegades—some whose true loyalties are unclear.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952

Further readingEdit

  • Kinnard, Roy (1996). The Blue and the Gray on the Silver Screen: More Than Eighty Years of Civil War Movies. Carol Publishing Group. ISBN 9781559723831.

External linksEdit

  • The Redhead and the Cowboy at IMDb