Bullwhip

  • U
  • Harmon Jones (1958)
  • US
  • 80 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Rhonda Fleming was no stranger to spirited tough-girl roles, and here she plays a part-Cheyenne Indian with money-making ambitions in the fur trade who wields a bullwhip to get her way. When she requires a spouse in order to inherit property, she makes a deal with condemned cowboy Guy Madison - he will not be executed for another man's crime if he marries her and never sees her again. But Madison's curiosity is roused and he follows her home. Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this unusual American B-western was written by genre veteran Adele Buffington and directed by Harmon Jones. The over-the-top comedy elements are a little hard to take, but it's decently acted and photographed in attractive Technicolor in the autumn by John J Martin.

Plot Summary

Western update of The Taming of the Shrew, starring Guy Madison and Rhonda Fleming. A man sentenced to hang is offered a reprieve if he will marry a woman he's never met and leave town. He accepts, but curiosity gets the better of him, and he follows his "bride" back to her home.

Cast and crew

Cast

Steve
Guy Madison
Cheyenne
Rhonda Fleming
Karp
James Griffith
Judge
Don Beddoe
Parnell
Peter Adams (1)
Podo
Dan Sheridan
Pine Hawk
Burt Nelson
Lem
Al Terr
Pete
Tim Graham

Crew

Director
Harmon Jones

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Assoc. British Pathe Ltd
Categories
Drama