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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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(as Noel Smith)

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(as Tom Blackburn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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
George O'Hanlon ...
Shiloh
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Keeno (as Bob Wilke)
Sheb Wooley ...
Miller
Charles Meredith ...
Texas Governor
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Joseph - Governor's Secretary
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Storyline

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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Singin' Mike, who softly crooned for the ladies...while his bullets hummed for the law! (ORIGINAL PRINT AD) See more »

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Western

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6 September 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboykaupunki  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of director Noel M. Smith. See more »

Soundtracks

The Band Played On
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Music by Chas. B. Ward
Lyrics by John F. Palmer
Sung by Merv Griffin
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Amiable western is Morgans Warner swansong
4 February 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I despair of seeing many rare vintage films on TCM UK.So i was very surprised to find this entertaining western in a midweek afternoon schedule.Dennis Morgan here becomes the standard singing cowboy.He must have known that the writing was on the wall when Warner's cast him in this film.However that was probably more to do with their desire to cut down their list of contracted actors.Morgan is supported in the comic sidekick role by George O 'Hanlon,of the Joe McDoakes series.There is a lot of action in a routine plot and Dennis takes every opportunity to sing a song.Its no classic but it is well worth a view if TCM ever show it again.


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