1947. Ramrod is the first film Veronica Lake makes outside Paramount since becoming a star. It’s directed by her husband, André De Toth and reunites her with Joel McCrea, her co-star in Sullivan’s Travels. The BFI has a wonderfully succinct synopsis of the plot:
The foreman of a woman who forms a gang to avenge herself on the man who drove her lover away tries to keep her on the right side of the law, but fails. When he has disposed of the other villain, he rejects her and marries an ordinary girl.
The film costs $1.5 to make and grosses $2 million. That makes it one of Enterprise Productions’ more successful movies. In the few years the studio is in business, it also releases two films starring Hazel Brooks: Body and Soul (1947) and Arch of Triumph (1948).
André and Veronica use the proceeds to buy an airplane, which he teaches her to fly.