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Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  28 April 1958 (Sweden)
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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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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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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 Wars of the Ranch Kings! See more »

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Western

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28 April 1958 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rache des Texaners  »

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2.35 : 1
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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: Nobody in his right mind could ask John Cord to move a herd now.
Ralph Hamilton: Nobody but John Cord could move a herd this size - five thousand head full of ringers.
John Cord: I'm lookin' at this room. It doesn't make me think you're desperate... doesn't make me think movin' five thousand head of cattle is life or death.
Ralph Hamilton: Rooms don't change much but bank accounts do.
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Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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The Formal Drama
6 July 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

In its time the American B western was possessed of a form as rigid as any dramatic form in existence. There would be half a dozen plots that could be used for a western and the story was usually told in a conservative fashion, using techniques that ran back to when William S. Hart, popularizer of the Good Bad Man in the movies, was one of the leading western stars. The conservatism was a combination of practicality and art: the Bs were the stomping grounds of silent A directors who wished to continue to work.... and the fact that the story took place in the outdoors meant that the outdoors formed a good part of the story.

In this one, Joel McCrea is the Good Bad Man -- a great trail boss whose men got out of control and wrecked a town. Now the town is struggling to make a comeback, and has hired McCrea to lead the drive -- and much of the town has come along on the drive The movie is beautifully shot and the plot has a revenge drama quality that makes it peculiarly interesting. Unhappily, most of the acting talent, once you get past McCrea, is less than first rate. Still, it does have its not inconsiderable charm and its easy assumption of what may seem like bizarre attitudes may give you the start of an understanding of the genre.


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