Relentless (1948 film)

Relentless is a 1948 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Robert Young and Marguerite Chapman in the main roles. It grossed $1.6 million in North American rentals.[2] The film was based on the 1937 novel Three Were Thoroughbreds by Kenneth Taylor Perkins[3] which was also used for the 1953 Audie Murphy film Tumbleweed.[4]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byEugene B. Rodney
Screenplay byWinston Miller
Based onThree Were Thoroughbreds
by Kenneth Perkins[1]
StarringRobert Young
Marguerite Chapman
Music byMarlin Skiles
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byGene Havlick
Cavalier Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 20, 1948 (1948-02-20)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.6 million


Nick Buckley, a cowboy living in the Wild West goes in pursuit of thieves, who have taken one of his mares. In the process, he finds out he himself is being pursued by the law for a murder he did not commit.[5]



The film was released in the United States on February 20, 1948. In the United Kingdom, it started on November 1, 1948.[6]


  1. Relentless Movie Review at Accessed on January 30, 2016.
  2. "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
  4. p.95 Herzberg, Bob Hang 'Em High: Law and Disorder in Western Films and Literature McFarland, 28 Aug. 2013
  5. "Relentless". Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  6. Reid, John Howard (2006). Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries (1 ed.). Morrisville, NC: Lulu Press. p. 128. ISBN 9781847281814. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
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