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Cattle Drive (1951)

 -  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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Dan Mathews
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Chester Graham, Jr.
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Dallas
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Jim Currie
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Cap
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Charlie Morgan aka Careless
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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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The photo of "Dan's Girl in Santa Fe" is that of Frances Dee, Joel McCrea's real-life wife. 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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A western with a moral to the story
5 July 2004 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

The film may seem dated now, I haven't seen it since 1953 when I was spending the summer in Topeka, Kansas with my Dad dying in the VA Hospital that same summer. Mom took my brother and myself for a break, one hot summer day, and this movie's story has not left my memory yet. Wish I could locate a VHS or DVD of it, but I'm guessing it is not available and may never be, so it will just have to remain a sweet memory of long ago.

My brother and I still bring up the subject of insisting on a bowl of strawberries when we are asking for the impossible. We both know what it means, but others who have not seen the movie think we are little daft, of course.


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