The Rawhide Years
Directed byRudolph Mate
Screenplay byEarl Fenton
Produced byStanley Rubin
StarringTony Curtis
Colleen Miller
Arthur Kennedy
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Edited byRussell F. Schoemgarth
Music byHans J. Salter
Frank Skinner
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1956 (1956-07-01)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1 million (US)[1]

The Rawhide Years is a 1956 American Technicolor western film directed by Rudolph Mate and starring Tony Curtis. Colleen Miller and Arthur Kennedy.[2] It was produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.


Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But, Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the riverboat while on their way. Ben is implicated on arrival and flees, all the while working both sides of the law to clear his name. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her. Encountering Rick Harper, whom he initially takes as a would be bandit, they develop a friendship that winds up with both men saving the other's neck.


See also


  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. ^ /The-Rawhide-Years/ The Rawhide Years at TCMDB