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Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1958 (UK)
Released from prison, a trail boss is solicited by rival cattle barons to drive their respective cattle herds to Fort Clemson.

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John Cord
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Sandy Jeffrey
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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
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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 Blazing Story of the Ranch Kings Who Drov New Roads of Empire Across the Untamed West! See more »

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Western

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1958 (UK)  »

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Die Rache des Texaners  »

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2.35 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Joel McCrea was wearing a yellow vest talking outside saloon with two buddies. When they entered the saloon seconds later, he was not wearing vest.When he eventually leaves the saloon he walks towards the door and is next seen by his horse and is then wearing his yellow waistcoat again. See more »

Quotes

Garth: Got your rump in two saddles at once, huh? Aren't you spreadin' your influence a little too far?
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The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)
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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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