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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Approved | | Western | 18 November 1954 (USA)
Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

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Farrell
Gene Evans ...
Tom McCord
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Colorados
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Natchakoa
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Yost
Yvette Duguay ...
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J.I. 'Pop' Jones
Chubby Johnson ...
Nat Collins
Myron Healey ...
Hank
Rodd Redwing ...
Powhani (as Rod Redwing)
Paul Birch ...
Col. Carrington
Byron Foulger ...
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Dan
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The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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On January 14, 1989, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan watched the film at Camp David. It was the last film that Reagan watched before the end of his presidency six days later. See more »

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Colorados: And you go back to your settlement. Tell them that there are Indians who do not wish death to all whites... but peace.
Sierra Nevada Jones: You going to help us.
Colorados: Is it so hard to believe that I am a human being too?
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Montana
Lyrics by Bob Nolan
Music by Louis Forbes
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A Private Scheme
8 November 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An unusual alliance is operating in the film Cattle Queen of Montana. Cattle baron Gene Evans and dissident Blackfoot chieftain Anthony Caruso have an arrangement of convenience. Evans provides whiskey and arms and in return Caruso makes sure the braves under his command raid and kill any settlers who come into the Montana valley that Evans wants to keep all to himself.

Of course they pick on the wrong party when they attack Barbara Stanwyck's party. She and father Morris Ankrum have staked a claim on a piece of the valley. Her father is killed, but Stanwyck survives and his taken to the camp of Lance Fuller, Caruso's rival in the Blackfeet nation.

So we have some unusual white/Indian alliances forming here and lurking through it all is a mysterious stranger played by Ronald Reagan who is not quite what he seems to be at all.

It's a good, but routine western, helped considerably by good location photography and crisp direction by Allan Dwan. Stanwyck looks very much like she's in preparation for her role as Victoria Barkley in The Big Valley. And Ronald Reagan who while he doesn't do mysterious real well, does look right at home on the range.


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