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Cattle Drive (1951)

Approved  |   |  Action, Western  |  8 August 1951 (USA)
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The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Dan Mathews
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Chester Graham, Jr.
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Dallas
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Jim Currie
Howard Petrie ...
Cap
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Charlie Morgan aka Careless
Griff Barnett ...
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The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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cattle drive | cattle | 1890s | usa | slang | See All (40) »

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The Story of the Great Santa Fe Stampede!

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Action | Western

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Release Date:

8 August 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Zug nach Santa Fe  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of Joel McCrea's personal favorite of his films. See more »

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Features Red Canyon (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Thousand Cattle Gone
(uncredited)
Traditional
Hummed and whistled by various cast members
Arranged by Frank Skinner for main title
and arranged by Milton Rosen in the score at end
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Unusual but excellent example of the classic Hollywood Western
11 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Solid script, good plot, strong performances - especially from the young Dean Stockwell - and superb scenery make for a very entertaining film. Nothing gimmicky in technique but solid and professional with a decent pace. Story has an excellent moral being the taming of a spoilt Eastern kid by a gang of experienced cowboys on a cattle drive. It is, however, not a typical kid's picture - it has a wide appeal and works for adults as well as children. Reviewed January 2001 on a very rare appearance on British television.


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