Cattle King (1963)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  31 July 1963 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Sam Brassfield
Johnny Quatro
Joan Caulfield ...
Sharleen Travers
Robert Middleton ...
Clay Mathews
Larry Gates ...
Abe Clevenger
Harry Travers
Virginia Christine ...
Ruth Winters
Richard Devon ...
VInce Bodine
Ed Winters
Robert Ivers ...
Webb Carter (as Bob Ivers)
Maggie Pierce ...
June Carter
Richard Tretter ...
Hobie Renton
John Mitchum ...


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'RIP DOWN HIS FENCES! GUN DOWN HIS WOMAN! but then they must answer to the man who walks like a giant and fights like a fury! See more »




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31 July 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cattle King of Wyoming  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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2.00 : 1
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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 »


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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19th century interstate cattle super highway
6 January 2012 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Well-armed backers of an interstate cattle trail running from Texas to the Canadian border run into resistance from Wyoming rancher Sam Brassfield (Robert Taylor) who has accepted and adapted to the reality that what was once an open range has now (1880's) become increasingly fenced off. His fences are blocking the plan for the cattle super-highway, the main backer of which is burly Clay Matthews (Robert Middleton) and his hired Texas gunman Vince Bodine (Richard Devon) who leads a ruthless band out to bring to reality the cattle trail by killing and scaring off any potential resistors. Matthews uses alcoholic rancher Harry Travers (William Windom) to spread rumors that Brassfield is the one cutting everyone's barbed wire fences in order to become the cattle king of the Wyoming range. Windom's part isn't half bad as the weak brother of the woman Brassfield becomes engaged to (Joan Caulfield). The whole idea of the cattle trail is interestingly brought out when the then President of the United States Chester Arthur (Larry Gates) visits Wyoming and finds out for himself that the rules of the range have changed for good. The film stumbles along at times, but for an early to mid 60's western it has some tough moments.

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