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Cow Town (1950)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 19 May 1950 (USA)
Gene responds to cattle rustling by stringing barbed wire all around his range.

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Champion ...
Champ - Gene's Horse
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Ginger Kirby
Harry Shannon ...
Sandy Reeves
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Tod Jeffreys (as Jock O'Mahoney)
Clark Burroughs ...
Duke Kirby (as Clark 'Buddy' Burroughs)
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Sheriff Steve Calhoun
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Chet Hilliard
Sandy Sanders ...
Stormy Jones
Ralph Sanford ...
Martin Dalrymple
Robert Hilton ...
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Bud Osborne ...
Rancher George Copeland
House Peters Jr. ...
Gill Saunders
Chuck Roberson ...
Henchman Mike Grady (as Charles Roberson)
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In order to end the cattle rustling, Gene Autry becomes one of the first ranchers in his territory to fence in the open range with barbed wire and he incurs the wrath of small-ranch owner Ginger Kirby. Range warfare, fanned by livery stable owner Sandy Reeves, breaks out between the two factions of ranchers to differ on the use of barbed-wire fences. Reeves hopes the fighting will drive the cattlemen out of business and he can use the range for sheep. Gene and Ginger patch up their differences and with the help of Duke Kirby, her younger brother, Autry discovers that Reeves is responsible for most of the trouble. Cowpunchers, believing that the wire will put them out of work and urged on by Reeves, engage Gene's men in a gun battle. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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GENE AND CHAMPION HELP RING THE EARLY WEST WITH THE RUSTLER'S DEADLIEST FOE -BARBED WIRE (original poster-all caps) See more »

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19 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Barbed Wire  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When stable owner Reeves pins down henchmen Mike and Ed during the posse chase, he tells them to throw down their guns and step out in the open. They do so with their hands in the air, and Reeves shoots them both. However when Gene Autry and the sheriff arrive, both of the men are shown with a gun in their outstretched hands after Reeves says that they were going to fire on him. See more »

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Buffalo Gals
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Written by William Cool White
Sung by Gene Autry
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what a letdown
8 May 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

This movie is very disappointing. The four songs are extremely unconforming; character actions are too changeable and illogical; and there's no sidekick. Rancher Gene intends to hinder rustlers by putting barbed-wire fencing around his spread, but not all cattlemen favor this tactic. In addition, many hired-hands think that it'll jeopardize their jobs. Concentrating on an ensuing confrontation instead of profitable herding, COULD result in some failures, which would cause non-payment of taxes, leading to a sheriff's sale of not-too-expensive real estate, which the bad guys would buy for sheep-grazing. Ginger and her younger brother, Duke, are Autry's wavering neighbors. Liveryman Sandy and his bogusly-estranged partner keep things riled up. Look elsewhere, however, if you're seeking an exemplary western.


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