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Canyon River (1956)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  5 August 1956 (USA)
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A Wyoming rancher and his foreman journey to Oregon to get breeding steers in order to raise cattle that can withstand the harsh Wyoming winters. What the rancher doesn't know is that he is... See full summary »

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A Wyoming rancher and his foreman journey to Oregon to get breeding steers in order to raise cattle that can withstand the harsh Wyoming winters. What the rancher doesn't know is that he is the target of a plot to murder him and steal his cattle. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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An OK little Western in Color
7 August 2004 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

This 1956 Western is short and sweet (it's 80 mins). The plot is a little more complicated than many other minor westerns like this. Geo. Montgomery is a rancher who wants to cross-breed some cattle to make them heartier for the frigid Wyoming winters. He goes to Oregon with his ranch foreman (Peter Graves) to bring back some good breeding stock. But on the way to Ore. Graves gets shot up pretty bad by some horse-stealing Indians and is left behind at a lady's residence to recover (played by Marcia Henderson). What Montgomery doesn't know is before he left for Oregon good old P.G. had him set up for slaughter on the way back so he could steal the herd and along with an unscrupulous businessman and his slimy henchman (Walter Sande and Robert J. Wilke) set themselves up in the ranching business. But there are yet more complications to come on the road to ranching happiness . . . but you'll have to see the movie to find out the rest.

UPDATE: This movie was released on DVD by Warner Home Video on 3/23/09, but I've still got my long out-of-print videocassette of CANYON RIVER on the old Allied Artists Video Corporation label.


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