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
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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
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
In Old Montana
Written by Johnny Lange
and Lew Porter
Performed by Fred Scott See more