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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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
Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, and Rocky Shahan all went on to co-star in the TV series Rawhide the next year. See more »
Keep your herd pointed due East. You should hit Horse Thief Creek in about ten days.
Where are you taking them?
The Dismal River... it's bone dry, isn't it?
No. They'll be able to smell it. It's too thin to plow and too thick to drink.
Those cows will go berzerk.
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The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)
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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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