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Cherokee Strip (1940)

Approved | | Western | 11 October 1940 (USA)
Texans Dave Lovell and Coy Barrett sign a truce to stop the feuding between their families. The Barretts migrate from Texas to Goliath, Oklahoma, a boom town on the border of the Cherokee ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Tom Cross
Coy Barrett
Tex Crawford
Abe Gabbert
Hawk Barrett
Alf Barrett
Ned Strawn
Frank Lovell
Sen. Cross
Smokey Lovell
Ben Blivens
Ace Eastman


Texans Dave Lovell and Coy Barrett sign a truce to stop the feuding between their families. The Barretts migrate from Texas to Goliath, Oklahoma, a boom town on the border of the Cherokee Strip. Coy starts a bank, while his cousin, Ned Strawn, opens a saloon. THe rest of the Barretts, headed by Hawk, establish a hideout in the Strip where they run a gambling house and conceal stolen cattle. Alf Barrett, whom Lovell believes dead, also makes his headquarters in the strip. Lovell receives an appointment as a U. S. Marshal and is assigned to Goliath. Once there, he finds the Barrett clan is operating against the law he is pledged to uphold. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RUTHLESS as the Outlaw's Code! DANGEROUS as a Loaded Gun! LAWLESS as the Untamed Wilderness! (original poster) See more »




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Release Date:

11 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fighting Marshal  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Sunday 12 April 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); in Pittsburgh it first aired 19 August 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Asheville 30 August 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Chicago 12 September 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Toledo 6 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), in Philadelphia 25 November 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), and, finally, in New York City 5 July 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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A Western Feud That Covers 2 states
18 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a western that has it it all . There is plenty of action , an excellent story with some excellent dialog not to mention a great cast . This is a 'A' western with a 'B ' western flavor . "B' western good guys and bad guys abound in a ' Pop ' Sherman production .

This is mounted very similar to a Hopalong Cassidy western that Sherman was adept at producing . You get the feel of a " Hoppy " film . Many of the actors seemed to be favorites of Sherman ala John Ford and appeared in Hoppys and and other productions of Shermans

The story revolves around a feud between the Morrell ( Dix and Tyler ) and the Barrett families in Texas . The leader of the Morrell clan ( Dix ) and the Barrett clan ( Jory ) signed a peace pact after a Morrell brother was killed by the youngest Barrett ( Douglas Fowley ). The Barretts move to the Cherokee Strip to continue their nefarious ways rustling , robbing stages , robbing banks and other dastardly deeds .

Dix goes to their home base of Goliath, OK. as a U.S. Marshal so he can get the 'goods ' on them for continuing to rustlers .

The 'cat and mouse ' game between Dix and Jory is excellent with Dix one step ahead of Jory . The stagecoach with both of them is excellent starting at the relay station . For the real 'B' western aficionado , that is Bill Cody handing Jory the satchel .

This is worth the watch and you will be entertained .

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