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18 November 1954 (USA) See more »
She strips off her petticoats . . . and straps on her guns ! See more »
Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Sierra Nevada Jones

Ronald Reagan ... Farrell

Gene Evans ... Tom McCord

Lance Fuller ... Colorados

Anthony Caruso ... Natchakoa

Jack Elam ... Yost

Yvette Duguay ... Starfire (as Yvette Dugay)

Morris Ankrum ... J.I. 'Pop' Jones

Chubby Johnson ... Nat Collins

Myron Healey ... Hank

Rodd Redwing ... Powhani (as Rod Redwing)

Paul Birch ... Col. Carrington

Byron Foulger ... Land Office Clerk

Burt Mustin ... Dan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Andre ... (uncredited)
Bob Burrows ... (uncredited)
Wayne Burson ... (uncredited)

John L. Cason ... (uncredited)

Bill Coontz ... Indian (uncredited)
Danny Fisher ... (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Bit (uncredited)

Jonathan Hale ... (uncredited)
Betty Hanna ... Customer (uncredited)
Riza Royce ... Customer (uncredited)

Ralph Sanford ... Store Clerk (uncredited)

Tom Steele ... (uncredited)

Harry Tyler ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)

Bob Woodward ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Allan Dwan 
Writing credits
Robert Blees (screenplay) and
Howard Estabrook (screenplay)

Thomas W. Blackburn (story) (as Thomas Blackburn)

Produced by
Benedict Bogeaus .... producer
Original Music by
Louis Forbes 
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
William Lava (uncredited)
Cinematography by
John Alton (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carlo Lodato 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
Set Decoration by
John Sturtevant 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (uncredited)
Production Management
Lee Lukather .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Barragar .... assistant director
Sound Department
Francis M. Sarver .... sound (as Francis N. Sarver)
Bob Burrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Wayne Burson .... stunts (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Fisher .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Woodward .... stunts (uncredited)
Editorial Department
James Leicester .... supervising editor
Other crew
Benedict Bogeaus .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Approved (PCA #17158)

Did You Know?

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 »
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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Referenced in Back to the Future (1985)See more »
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Horse opera in which Barbara Stanwyck fights renegade Indians as well as villainous rustlers, 23 June 2015
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Famed Western with a magnificent Barbara Stanwick and a splendid Ronald Regan who is ideal as a mysterious gunslinger . This Western movie produced by RKO , Radio Picture Inc , deals with confrontation between cattlemen and settlers . This exciting picture tells the story of the Jones family , formed by father , J.I. 'Pop' Jones (Morris Ankrum) , and his gutsy daughter (Barbara Stanwyck with the super name Sierra Nevada Jones) , both of them about to prove claim to prime Montana land . Then , they are attacked by rebel Indians led by Natchakoa (Anthony Caruso) in league with nasty neighbor McCord (Gene Evans) , the latter gets most of the stolen cattle and their lands . Nobody is willing to help them ; however , appearing a good guy , a college-educated chief's son called Colorados (Lance Fuller) and two survivors are helped by him . Later on , there appears a good-looking gunfighter , Farrell (Ronald Regan) , investigating weapon smuggling and livestock rustlings and with whom Nevada Jones falls in love . Now Sierra Nevada Jones must confront enemies , as villainous outlaws , as Indians raids .

This classic western is plenty of thrills and emotion as showdown approaches and the protagonists realize he must stand alone against impossible odds , while Nevada Jones attempts to clear her father's murder . The flick is of a higher than habitual calibre for a regular oater , filled with betrayals , hateful , ambition and Indian uprising. Montana prairies provide the backstage for a torrid love between Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Regan . Western fans will enjoy the continuous pursuits and confrontations among a brave Stanwyck supported Reagan , being raided by Indians , and against ominous villains as Gene Evans , Jack Elam , Anthony Caruso . Furthermore, an exciting ending climax at the meadows in which the protagonists are besieged by Indians and cutthroats . Nice acting by Barbara Stanwyck , she stars an uncomplicated lady who fights for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains . Barbara Stanwyck as usual did her own stuntwork , so impressing the local Blackfoot Indians that they named her Princess Many Victories and made her an honorary member of the tribe . Acceptable acting by Ronald Reagan , his role of Farrell was originally offered to Robert Mitchum, who turned it down because he didn't like the script , it was then offered to Ronald Reagan, who took it . Large support cast does well , full of known secondary actors as Gene Evans , Lance Fuller , Chubby Johnson , Anthony Caruso , Jack Elam , Morris Ankrum , many of them usual in Western . Although made in no much budget by the producer Benedict Bogeaus is a very efficient film and very entertaining . It packs a colorful cinematography print in Technicolor by John Alton who along with Nicholas Musuraca are considered to be two of the best cameraman specialized in Noir cinema . Marvelous scenario is really superb , shot on location in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Iverson Ranch , Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California . Thrilling as well as evocative musical score by Louis Forbes .

This middle budget movie was professionally directed by Allan Dwan , though has some flaws and gaps . Dwan was a good craftsman working from the silent cinema . He was Gloria Swanson's favorite director and after he began to work for Triangle in 1916 , he also won the respect of Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford , who were , at that time, the most powerful couple in the film business . Dwan directed over 1400 films , including one-reels, between his arrival in the industry (circa 1909) and his final film in 1961 . Among them some good Western as ¨ Restless breed¨, ¨The rivers edge¨, ¨Cattle Queen of Montana¨ and ¨Montana Belle¨ , being ¨Silver Lode¨ is his unqualified masterpiece . ¨Cattle queen Montana¨ results to be an acceptable and passable picture . Watchable and presentable results for this classic western movie .

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