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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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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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Col. Carrington
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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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She strips off her petticoats . . . and straps on her guns ! See more »

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Königin der Berge  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Colorados: The first thing you must learn from a white man is never ask reason.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: A Fish Called Selma (1996) See more »

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Montana
Lyrics by Bob Nolan
Music by Louis Forbes
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The hero is not John Wayne,etc; it is Barbara Stanwick.
18 September 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

What saves this film from being an average western, lost among so many others is the impressive scenery, beautiful strong colors, with a predominance of green because of the trees, the efficient direction of Allan Dwan, but most of all Barbara Stanwyck playing the main character, a part that would usually go to a man. Barbara was great in this type of role, she had already done it in "The Furies" and would do it again in "Forty Guns" and "The Maverick Queen". The story is plain routine, Colorados is the good Blackfoot, Natchakoa the bad one,and they are going to fight for power when the Chief (that looks more Irish than Blackfoot)dies. Ronald Reagan is the good guy acting like he is bad and Barbara the woman who comes from Texas with a lot of cattle and loses it all in a stampede.


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