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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
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Tom McCord
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Colorados
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Natchakoa
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Yost
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Starfire (as Yvette Dugay)
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J.I. 'Pop' Jones
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Nat Collins
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Hank
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Powhani (as Rod Redwing)
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Col. Carrington
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Land Office Clerk
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Dan
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Storyline

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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WHEN SIN AND SAVAGERY RULED MONTANA TERRITORY! See more »

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18 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Königin der Berge  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally supposed to have a theme song. Composer Louis Forbes wrote a melody and asked noted Western songwriter Bob Nolan to contribute lyrics. The song, 'Montana,' was not used in the film, but Nolan's former group the Sons of the Pioneers recorded it. See more »

Quotes

Red Lance: My son, the time is not far when you must wear this buffalo helmet which is now mine. Your worries will be great, your problems will be many, but the greatest is not how to deal with the whites... but how to keep your own tribe together.
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Referenced in Fargo: The Gift of the Magi (2015) See more »

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Montana
Lyrics by Bob Nolan
Music by Louis Forbes
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Pastoral western
10 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

A story about this movie goes like this:

THe production hired some Indians for a few measly dollars a day.But in the meantime,oil was found on their territory and they became millionaires But they had to honor their contract:so they came to the set in limos.

Some viewers have complained about a certain racism.I do not think it is so;there are villains among the Indian tribe and among the Whites.For Stanwyck,the film looks like a blueprint for her "Forty guns" (Fuller,1957),although it's less violent and less inventive.But Dwan makes us feel his love for nature


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