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Home on the Range (1946)

Approved | | Western | 18 April 1946 (USA)
When two brothers settle a wilderness, one builds the largest cattle ranch in the state while the other creates a game preserve to protect the wild life. When Grizzly's brother dies, Bonnie... See full summary »

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(as Robert Springsteen)

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Bonnie Garth (as Adrian Booth)
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Bob
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Grizzly Garth
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Cub Garth (as Bobby Blake)
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When two brothers settle a wilderness, one builds the largest cattle ranch in the state while the other creates a game preserve to protect the wild life. When Grizzly's brother dies, Bonnie takes over and soon finds that the bears are killing her cattle. Bonnie starts hunting bears, but she does not know that Dan is behind the attacks on her cattle with a caged bear. Dan wants to take over Grizzly's land. Monte is working for Grizzly to protect the wild animals until Grizzly can donate the land to the government as a preserve. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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MAGANACOLOR...making the West come alive in glorious color! MONTE HALE...making the plains roar with super-excitement! (original poster) See more »

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Western

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Approved
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(RCA Sound System)

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(Magnacolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Worthy Message
28 July 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Bad guy Dan Long (Mason) tries to trick old man Garth (Chatterton) and his boy (Blake) out of their land that they've turned into a game preserve. Hale helps expose the ruse and wins the affection of Garth's niece (Booth).

Rather easy-going Western with a positive message, and surprisingly not much gunplay or hard riding. Hale is a pleasant enough cowboy lead if not much of an actor, even by matinée standards. In fact, except for Booth and Blake, the acting doesn't get much beyond delivering the lines. On the other hand, the strong conservation message about preserving wildlife seems strikingly relevant for contemporary audiences. Dragging the poor calves on screen to their bearbait doom, however, did strike me as questionable for a young audience. The early Technicolor process holds up pretty well, and even if the locations never get out of greater LA, they are well chosen. At the same time, staging much of the story lakeside is rather unusual for a matinée oater. All in all, a pleasant little diversion with a worthy message.


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