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Cattle King (1963)

Approved | | Western | 31 July 1963 (USA)
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Sam Brassfield
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Johnny Quatro
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Sharleen Travers
Robert Middleton ...
Clay Mathews
Larry Gates ...
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Abe Clevenger
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Harry Travers
Virginia Christine ...
Ruth Winters
Richard Devon ...
VInce Bodine
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Ed Winters
Robert Ivers ...
Webb Carter (as Bob Ivers)
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June Carter
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Richard Tretter ...
Hobie Renton
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HIRED KILLERS PLUNGE WYOMING INTO RANCH-WAR! See more »

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31 July 1963 (USA)  »

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Cattle King of Wyoming  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Chester A. Arthur was president 1881-85 but the Winchester rifles are Model 1892, a common error in B westerns--and others. See more »

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Sam Brassfield: [there is a knock on the door] The door's open.
Clay Mathews: Sam... , Getting to be a big man, Sam.
Sam Brassfield: I own some land.
Clay Mathews: ...with a fence around it.
Sam Brassfield: That's right.
Clay Mathews: There are getting to be too many fences for me, Sam. My business depends on open range.
Sam Brassfield: Well then maybe you ought to change your business, Clay.
Clay Mathews: No, Sam. I don't see it that way. 'Way I see it, as soon as this National Cattle Trail Bill passes, my business'll just be starting.
Sam Brassfield: I don't expect it to pass. I'm doing everything I can to stop it.
Clay Mathews: Well, kinda...
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Aside from Chester Arthur, there's not a whole lot out of the ordinary in this western
5 June 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This western uses plot #5 out of the usual 5 or 6 plots in practically every film of the genre. And because of this, it's not exactly a must-see film--even if there is an appearance by President Chester Arthur a couple times during the film.

So what is plot #5? It's the big boss who insists on keeping the range free for cattle--even if this means pitting ranchers and sheep herders and practically everyone against each other. What makes this a bit difference is that one of the cattle men (Robert Taylor) is actually set up by another cattle men--mostly because Taylor thinks everyone CAN peacefully coexist. The bottom line is that the entire film seems very, very , very familiar. The acting isn't bad but the overall effort is imminently skip-worthy.

Oh, and the guy who played Arthur really looked very little like the real Chester Arthur.


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