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Montana (1950)

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An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

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Maria Singleton
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Papa Otto Schultz (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Douglas Kennedy ...
Rodney Ackroyd
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Tex Coyne
Ian MacDonald ...
Slim Reeves
Charles Irwin ...
MacKenzie, Sheep Herder
Paul E. Burns ...
Tecumseh Burke
Tudor Owen ...
Jock
Lester Matthews ...
George Forsythe
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Storyline

Australian sheep-man Morgan Lane comes to Montana looking for government-owned grazing land, and encamps his sheep at the boundary line (where the bad grazing ends and the good grazing begins) set up by the cattle barons to keep the sheep from nubbing away at the good grass. He goes to town, posing as a merchant, explains his Australian accent, and learns that Maria Singleton, owner of a large ranch, and Rodney Ackroyd (who never explains where he got his name), another ranch owner and Miss Singleton's fiancée, are the leaders of the cattlemen against the sheep-men. Romance tugs at Morgan and Miss Singleton, who quickly decides that Morgan has a much better name than Rodney (and other attributes) but the cattle-vs.-sheep feud keeps them apart. Until they meet in the street for a showdown gunfight following a disastrous clash between the cattle and sheep factions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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28 January 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Montana, Terra Proibida  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Gary Cooper and Ronald Reagan were originally announced for the lead role before Errol Flynn was cast. See more »

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Morgan Lane: Among other things.
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Buffalo Girls
Written by John Hodges
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8 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Reminds me a little of the Glenn Ford movie, "The Sheepman". Glenn Ford also brought sheep into bovine territory. I always like that movie and then just discovered this one on TCM this morning. Errol Flynn is one of my favorite actors and this little jewel will be added to my collection. The movies a classic B movie. But Errol Flynn and Alexis Smith was able to pull it off.

And to the person who called his sheepdog a mutt: that was a blue merle collie and could very well be my dog's great-great parent. Mac looked exactly like that. We lost him last year to cancer. This makes the movie even more cherished to me. I just purchased it on Amazon!


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