6.1/10
240
9 user 5 critic

The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)

Approved | | Western | 8 January 1953 (USA)
In Wyoming, Sweetwater town sheriff Stan Blaine finds himself in the middle of a range war between greedy cattle barons and newcomer settlers who compete for public lands and unbranded stray cattle.

Director:

Writers:

(story), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

War Arrow (1953)
Romance | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, John McIntire
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded.

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell
Malaga (1954)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Binnie Barnes
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Tripoli (1950)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1805, the United States battles the pirates of Tripoli as the Marines fight to raise the American flag

Director: Will Price
Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Howard Da Silva
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, George Nader, Victor McLaglen
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Biography | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell
Action | Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle
Cattle Empire (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty
Kangaroo (1952)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In turn-of-the-century Australia two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him.However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Peter Lawford, Finlay Currie
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Hal Jessup (as Palmer Lee)
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In Wyoming Territory, a range war is brewing between entrenched cattle barons and new settlers. Cattle king Reece Duncan is opposed by ambitious gambler Jim Averell, who imports his old flame, shapely saloon queen Kate Maxwell, and sets her up as an alternative cattle buyer. As matters build toward violence, Kate finds she's being taken advantage of. But her only potential ally in staving off carnage is seemingly mild-mannered sheriff Stan Blaine...who distrusts her. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Queen of An Outlaw's Lair!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cattle Kate  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Reece Duncan: I'm just warning you. No animal on my property, branded or not, is a stray. Whatever you pick up on the open range is yours. Anything you take from me has lead coming after it.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Range War Western
5 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Redhead From Wyoming casts Maureen O'Hara as a saloon mistress and cattle queen in the new state of Wyoming. Then as now Wyoming is a sparsely populated place and we've got ourselves a typical range war western in this flick.

There's a lot stray cattle in Wyoming and a guy can stake a claim, round up some mavericks and start a herd. Only the guy who got there ahead of everybody else is Alexander Scourby owner of the local Ponderosa. He's got an unofficial no trespass sign on unbranded cattle on his range.

Into this mix comes O'Hara and William Bishop. O'Hara comes to run the local saloon owned by Bishop. He also sets her up in the cattle business as well. But he's got an agenda all his own and I will say he dreams big.

Maureen O'Hara as The Quiet Man was opening to rave reviews was busy working on this film and she called it a 'stinkeroo' in her memoirs. But it's a matter of perspective, next to The Quiet Man it really is. But it's not a bad action western.

Possibly also she saw that William Bishop had the best role in the film by far. As I said he dreams real big, he's got the small ranchers on his side and he's not got their interest at heart. Bishop is slick and crafty with a good line of gab.

Nominal hero in the piece is Alex Nicol as the outsider sheriff caught in the middle. Nicol never really registers though as a strong hero, the part called for someone like Jimmy Stewart.

A couple of television western regulars had supporting roles here. Dennis Weaver plays one of the small ranchers and Jack Kelly plays Bishop's top gun hand. He has a nasty fight with Alex Nicol in the climax.

It's not a 'stinkeroo' as Maureen put it, but unless you're a fan of her's don't go out of your way to see it.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page