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Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved | | Western | 28 April 1958 (Sweden)
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
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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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When the West rocked with the thunder of the Big Cattle Drives that carved a nation out of the lawless wild! [UK] See more »

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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

Garth: Nothing to it, Cord. Betwen us we could build the biggest cattle empire this country has ever seen.
John Cord: I'm not interested in cattle empires, but for the Fort Clemson drive, you got yourself a trail boss.
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The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)
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Traditional
Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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A Western Worth a Watch but it's Plot Heavy and Rather Unexciting
17 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Widescreen, Color, Outdoor Western with Joel Mccrea Leading a Huge Herd of Cattle and a Bunch of Weak Actors on a Drive that We are Told Only He Could Make Happen. There is a Good Deal of Odd Hero Worship Combined with Loathing in the Overbaked Script.

The Look of the Movie is Better than Average but its Short Running Time is Not Enough to Allow the Heavily Plotted Script to Become Believable or Very Exciting for That Matter. It All Ends Up Being a Rather Talky Tepid Affair.

Alliances and Attitudes Turn Abruptly and the Action is Minimal. Not a Bad Movie but Not One of Joel Mccrea's Best. Gloria Talbott as a Now Grown Up "Niece" is Striking with Her Oddly Shaped Facial Features and a Shapely Body, but Doesn't Have Much To Do.

Overall, Worth a Watch but it Doesn't Manage to Rise Above Average Despite Joel Mccrea, a Widescreen Template, Color, a Heavy Plot, and the Always Attractive Gloria Talbot.


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