Rawhide

The storyline rotates around Lou Gehrig playing himself, who chooses to surrender baseball in New York for the life of a western dairy cattle farmer. Once at the farm, Gehrig experiences a security racket going after the farmers by coercion and savagery. He collaborates with a crusading nearby lawyer to battle the hooligans and at last put them in prison.

In the initial scene, Lou Gehrig is encircled by a gathering of correspondents at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, where he is going to take a train to his sister’s farm out west in Rawhide. Declaring that he is “through with baseball”, he tells the suspicious newsmen that he needs the “harmony and calm” of the cattle rustler life.

Gehrig plays an agreeable fella farmer, whose self-belittling silliness is shown the first occasion when he endeavors to ride a pony. As he hesitantly moves toward his horse, a farmhand encourages, “Jus’ walk straight up to him like ya’ wasn’t apprehensive”, to which Gehrig deadpans, “I was unable to be that deceitful”.

A deceitful gatecrasher, Ed Saunders, and his colleagues have held onto control of the nearby “Farmers Protective Association” by trick and are utilizing it as a front to blackmail unbelievable “affiliation expenses” from the neighborhood farmers, turning to viciousness and pay off. After Gehrig won’t pay, one of his farmhands is shot by one of the lawbreakers. Gehrig storms into the nearby cantina to stand up to Saunders and his pack. At the point when a tavern fight follows, the lawyer (played by co-star Smith Ballew) participates in the battle as Gehrig heaves billiard balls at the lawbreakers. The film in the long run arrives at a peak in the compulsory western film pursue scene when Gehrig and different farmers structure a group to pursue the escaping Saunders posse and put them in prison.

The film has a few melodic intermissions. Ballew sings When a Cowboy Goes to Town by Albert von Tilzer (who additionally created the natural Take Me Out to the Ball Game). Different melodies credited are Cowboy’s Life by Charles Rosoff, Drifting additionally by von Tilzer, and That Old Washboard Band by Norman Phelps.


Lou Gehrig
Smith Ballew
Evalyn Knapp

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