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In Old Montana (1939)

Approved | | Western | 5 February 1939 (USA)
The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two ... See full summary »

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(as Raymond K. Johnson)

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(photoplay by), (photoplay by) (as Raymond K. Johnson) | 2 more credits »
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Jean Carmen ...
June Allison
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Ed Brandt
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Jim Dawson
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Theodore Jason (as Frank Larue in closing credits)
Allan Cavan ...
Sheriff (as Allen Cavan in opening credits)
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Joe Allison
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Doc Flanders
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Sheepman
Jane Keckley ...
Pocohantas (as Jane Heckley in closing credits)
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Army Colonel
Gene Howard ...
Jailer
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The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two sides together, Joe Allison is shot and Fred blamed. With Fred in jail and a lynch mob on the way, Doc tries to break his friend out. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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5 February 1939 (USA)  »

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Fterotos kavallaris  »

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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Washington DC Wednesday 28 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), in Cincinnati Wednesday 3 March 1948 on WLWT (Channel 4), and in New York City Thursday 7 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

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Opening credits prologue: When the links in the chain of States that made up the great United States were forged, there were many conflicts, dramatic and spectacular, that often threatened the prosperity of the frontier and the economic structure of the whole nation.

Such was the war that broke out in Montana in 1880 between the cattle barons and the sheep-herders. The cattlemen had priority and also claimed sheep polluted the land and streams, cropping the grass so short the grazing land was ruined for years. The sheepmen claimed that raising sheep was more profitable and that "the spread" was Government land and they had as much right to it as anyone else.

The series of events chronicled here took place in the Lobo Valley just below the fertile grazing lands of the Powder River Basin.

Although frankly a Western story, with fictitious characters, each one originally had its counterpart in fact. See more »

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In Old Montana
(uncredited)
Written by Johnny Lange and Lew Porter
Performed by Fred Scott
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Reasonable Feature, Though Rather Routine
8 March 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"In Old Montana" is a reasonable B-Western, but it's rather routine. Fred Scott stars in a singing cowboy role patterned after Gene Autry and others, with Harry Harvey as his loyal comic sidekick. Here, Scott plays a cavalry officer who is trying to settle a range war between cattlemen and sheepmen. The setup is somewhat interesting, but as it continues it gets more routine, although there is usually some action. It's about as good as some of the more average efforts of Autry or similar stars.


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