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Cattle Town (1952)

Approved | | Western | 6 September 1952 (USA)
Following the Civil War, the state of Texas, needing money, sells land to a syndicate of northerners headed by Judd Hastings (Ray Teal). When Hastings demands the land, and the squatters ... See full summary »

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Mike McGann
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Ben Curran
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Marian Hastings
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Queli
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Pepe
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Judd Hastings
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Felipe Rojas
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Shiloh
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Keeno (as Bob Wilke)
Sheb Wooley ...
Miller
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Joseph - Governor's Secretary
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Following the Civil War, the state of Texas, needing money, sells land to a syndicate of northerners headed by Judd Hastings (Ray Teal). When Hastings demands the land, and the squatters refuses to vacate, the governor sends Mike McGann (Dennis Morgan) to settle the issues. Eventually, McGann gets the ranchers to move on to other areas with their cattle, which Hastings also covets. McGann also falls in love with Hastings' daughter, Marian (Amanda Blake). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE KILL-MAD WAR FOR THE WEST'S GRAZING COUNTRY! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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(RCA Sound System)

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This is one of three films released in the US in 1952 featuring Robert J. Wilke and Sheb Wooley. The other two are High Noon and Hellgate. See more »

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The Band Played On
(uncredited)
Music by Chas. B. Ward
Lyrics by John F. Palmer
Sung by Merv Griffin
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Toward a Noble Swansong
11 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

He rides, he romances, he's fast with his fists and--best of all--bursts into song at the drop of a hat, displaying a formidable Irish tenor. It's talented and quite beloved Dennis Morgan, nearing the end of a lengthy film career.

The story's about the governor of Texas who sends Cowboy Morgan to keep the peace between ranchers and a land baron. After many film roles from heavy dramas to light comedies, Dennis still looks good and plays his hero role with substantial conviction.

Morgan gets to sing more songs and in more varied situations than you could shake a stick at, and even his adversaries seem to have their savage beasts tamed by this cowboy's melodious strains.

The film isn't ever going to win any prizes; it's just interesting and enjoyable to see and hear one who was born to be a star go through these western paces before riding off to the sunset. Also of special interest is a young (and most attractive) Rita Moreno in an early--and of course Mexican--role.


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