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Cattle Empire (1958)

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After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Cord
Gloria Talbott ...
Sandy Jeffrey
Don Haggerty ...
Ralph Hamilton
Phyllis Coates ...
Janice Hamilton
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Douglas Hamilton
Richard Shannon ...
Garth
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Tom Jefferson Jeffrey
Charles H. Gray ...
Tom Powis (as Charles Gray)
Hal K. Dawson ...
George Washington Jeffrey
Patrick O'Moore ...
Rex Cogswell
Duane Grey ...
Juan Aruzza
William McGraw ...
Jim Whittaker (as Bill McGraw)
Jack Lomas ...
Sheriff Brewster
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Storyline

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort Clemson. Complicating matters, a rival cattle baron also hires the cattle driver to lead his herd. Written by David Bassler

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The war of the ranch kings stampedes the West's wildest cattle empire (US poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 April 1958 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rache des Texaners  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(as DeLUXE)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, and Rocky Shahan all went on to co-star in the TV series Rawhide the next year. See more »

Quotes

John Cord: Keep your herd pointed due East. You should hit Horse Thief Creek in about ten days.
Garth: Where are you taking them?
John Cord: Northeast.
Garth: The Dismal River... it's bone dry, isn't it?
John Cord: No. They'll be able to smell it. It's too thin to plow and too thick to drink.
Garth: Those cows will go berzerk.
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Soundtracks

The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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Middling McCrea vehicle
30 August 2007 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

This B-Western starts off brilliantly – despite unconvincing use of stock stuntwork – with 'murderer' Joel McCrea dragged through the streets by irate townspeople, then finally hauled, half-dead, onto the wagon of a man he once blinded. The script drops a few tantalising clues to the past, as McCrea encounters his old girl, his protégé and a mysterious local rancher... Then we're out on the trail and the low budget takes its toll, with a disappointing reliance on old footage. How many cows did the filmmakers actually have at their disposal? One? McCrea excelled in Westerns – I could watch them all day – but the plotting here is slack and the revelations far too contrived, leaving holes one could drive a herd through. Does McCrea intend to lead his old adversaries (and their cattle) to their doom? Will he steal the blind man's gal? And what really happened five years ago? You'll want to know, and then when you find out, you'll think: 'Is that it?' A strong action climax calls to mind 'Comanche Station', which is a far better film. Still, 'Cattle Empire' – for all its dead-ends and cattle shortages – remains a fascinating, idiosyncratic watch.

(2.5 out of 4)


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