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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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Cindy
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Traditional
Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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Too much to swallow
23 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Cattle Empire opens with Joel McCrea being dragged through the streets of a small western town. He's a former trail boss who went to prison because he was held legally responsible for his crew shooting up a town and a lot of people getting permanently injured. That's a first in all the westerns I've ever watched and there've been a lot. But now the big cattle baron in the area, Don Haggerty who incidentally married McCrea's girl Phyllis Coates has need of his services. Haggerty has to get his herd to market and beat another baron's herd there or they win an army beef contract and Haggerty goes broke. Haggerty was also blinded in the fracas that put McCrea in prison.

So much nobility in one western I could hardly believe it. McCrea always on film epitomized the strong silent western hero maybe more than any other player. But it was just too much for me to swallow.

Steve Raines, Rocky Shahan, and Paul Brinegar wound up on the Rawhide series the following and all three have parts in Cattle Empire. Possibly they were cast after being seen here. In fact Eric Fleming was very much in the Joel McCrea mold as Gil Favor the trail boss, but he was not a candidate for sainthood as McCrea is here.


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