Harmon Jones (1958)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.


A cowboy about to be hanged for a murder he did not commit is saved by a female fur trader who offers him a deal - she will arrange his freedom if he marries her, insuring an inheritance, and agrees never to see her again. However, once he is free, that part of the deal proves harder than expected. Western, loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Guy Madison, Rhonda Fleming, James Griffith and Don Beddoe.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Harmon Jones
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe Ltd