MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,373 this week

Cow Country (1953)

Passed  -  Western  -  26 April 1953 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 42 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2000 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 77 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 8 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 719 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cow Country" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cow Country (1953)

Cow Country (1953) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cow Country.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi
Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton
I, the Jury (1953)
Film-Noir | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman.

Director: Harry Essex
Stars: Biff Elliot, Preston Foster, Peggie Castle
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Railroad investigator tries to find the reason behind constant Indian attacks on the railroad.

Director: Fred F. Sears
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Peggie Castle, Adele Jergens
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A romantic triangle leads to complications on an archaeological expedition in Southern Mexico.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: William Lundigan, Peggie Castle, Armando Silvestre
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An former boxer, turned cab driver, has to hide from the police, when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Major Joppolo and his men are assigned to restore order to the war-torn Italian town of Adano. He has to manage getting supplies into town without interfering with troop movements, all the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Gene Tierney, John Hodiak, William Bendix
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the army insists on building a fort on Indian land, in defiance of a treaty, the warnings of a scout go unheeded.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Peggie Castle, Noah Beery Jr.
Wildcat Bus (1940)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.

Director: Frank Woodruff
Stars: Fay Wray, Charles Lang, Paul Guilfoyle
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ben Anthony
Helen Westcott ...
Linda Garnet
Robert Lowery ...
Harry Odell (as Bob Lowery)
...
Marvin Parker
...
Melba Sykes
Robert Barrat ...
Walt Garnet
James Millican ...
Fritz Warner
...
Joe Davis
...
Sledge
Raymond Hatton ...
Smokey
Chuck Courtney ...
Tom (as Charles Courtney)
Steve Clark ...
Skeeter
Rory Mallinson ...
Tim Sykes
Marshall Reed ...
Riley
Chuck Roberson ...
Stubby (as Brett Houston)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Land Of Lawless Living...And Violence By Vigilantes! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 April 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mit Winchester und Peitsche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Despite some decent acting, the film is too clichéd to recommend it.
24 January 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

1875 crash in meat market usual cliché--the hidden (but obvious) baddie trying to take over; also the familiar cliché of the hot-headed boss and the loyal guy for no discernible reason.

This film is set in 1875 and apparently the market for beef has crashed. All the ranchers are in dire financial straights because of this. And, like about 75% of the westerns of the era, there is an evil boss-man who is trying EVERYTHING to destroy the ranchers. And, typical of this far over-used cliché, he has a private little army of thugs who steal cattle and kill in. Heck, before any of this occurred, I KNEW what was going on, as the baddie is Barton MacLane--who is almost ALWAYS the evil boss!!

"Cow Country" also has another cliché--not as over-used but still too familiar. There is the strong-willed rancher who won't listen to anyone (Robert Barrat). And, typical of this cliché, there is a nice guy who, in spite of this rancher's pig-headedness, is still very loyal and will do anything to help him (Edmond O'Brien).

Now if you haven't seen hundreds of westerns before, you may not notice these as very familiar characters. In this case, the film will probably be a lot better. All I could think was that I've seen most of this before (apart from the crash in the beef market). It's a shame, as O'Brien and Barrat were fine actors and were, frankly, better than the material they were given.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cow Country (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?