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Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to ... See full summary »

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Colonel Ben Allison
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Nella Turner
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Nathan Stark
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Clint Allison
Juan García ...
Luis (as Juan Garcia)
Harry Shannon ...
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Emile Meyer ...
Chickasaw Charlie
Steve Darrell ...
Colonel Norris (as Stevan Darrell)
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Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to get romantic, but Ben isn't ambitious enough for her, and she soon meets up with the boss of the cattle drive. Will she make the right choice, and, more importantly, will the cattle make it to Montana ! Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Trivia

Clark Gable crash dieted before filming began in order to lose 25 lbs. See more »

Goofs

When the Jay Hawkers are collecting money from Clark Gable, during a close up view of him, in the far distance behind him, you can see what is a vehicle, maybe a truck moving along a road or highway. This is supposed to be 1866. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[pointing to a lynched man dangling from a tree limb]
Colonel Ben Allison: Looks like we're close to civilization.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: MONTANA TERRITORY 1866

They came from the South, headed for the goldfields...Ben and Clint Allison, lonely, desperate men. Riding away from a heartbreak memory of Gettysburg. Looking for a new life. A story of tall men - and long shadows. See more »

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Referenced in I Love Lucy: Lucy Visits Grauman's (1955) See more »

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Cancion Mixteca
by José López Alavés (as Jose Lopez Alaves)
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Clark Gable points 'em north
20 March 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable is the trail boss who ramrods a cattle drive from Texas to Montana in this colorful, sprawling western that has plenty of action. Jane Russell supplies the romance, such as it is, between Gable and co-star Robert Ryan, who'll stop at nothing to owning all of Montana because he dreams big dreams. Naturally, Gable comes to the rescue of Russell a time or two during the film but her head is turned by Ryan's promise of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Beautiful Mexican scenery is the backdrop for this story as the herd makes its way north to Indian country. A lengthy battle takes place between the cattlemen and the Indians that is expertly done but Gable's cunning saves the day, and the beef, for Mineral City. The cast, CinemaScope lensing and Victor Young's plaintive music score are all very good.


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