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Montana (1950)

Approved | | Western | 28 January 1950 (USA)
An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors:

Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh (uncredited)

Writers:

James R. Webb (screenplay), Borden Chase (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Morgan Lane
Alexis Smith ... Maria Singleton
S.Z. Sakall ... Papa Otto Schultz (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Douglas Kennedy ... Rodney Ackroyd
James Brown ... Tex Coyne
Ian MacDonald ... Slim Reeves
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... MacKenzie - Sheep Herder
Paul E. Burns ... Tecumseh Burke
Tudor Owen ... Jock
Lester Matthews ... George Forsythe
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Storyline

Australian sheep-man Morgan Lane comes to Montana looking for government-owned grazing land, and encamps his sheep at the boundary line (where the bad grazing ends and the good grazing begins) set up by the cattle barons to keep the sheep from nubbing away at the good grass. He goes to town, posing as a merchant, explains his Australian accent, and learns that Maria Singleton, owner of a large ranch, and Rodney Ackroyd (who never explains where he got his name), another ranch owner and Miss Singleton's fiancée, are the leaders of the cattlemen against the sheep-men. Romance tugs at Morgan and Miss Singleton, who quickly decides that Morgan has a much better name than Rodney (and other attributes) but the cattle-vs.-sheep feud keeps them apart. Until they meet in the street for a showdown gunfight following a disastrous clash between the cattle and sheep factions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana, Terra Proibida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hereford, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this film Errol Flynn played an Australian. In real life he was from Tasmania, an island that forms part of Australia. See more »

Goofs

In the night reunion of cattlemen and sheep herders, Maria Singleton wears an ensemble that is clearly an evening dress of the late 1940s, instead of a proper late nineteenth century dress. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Morgan Lane: Among other things.
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Soundtracks

Old Dan Tucker
Traditional
[Lyrics often attributed to Daniel Decatur Emmett. Played by the band in the saloon and heard as a theme]
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Terrible screenplay, wordy dialog, annoying sound track
4 September 2014 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

this is a very primitive western with terrible screenplay, wordy dialog, but most of all, the annoying childish cartoon-like music would drive you crazy. the directing was basic, deadbeat and breathless due to a lifeless screenplay, the acting of all the characters in this boring film were badly affected by the lousy script. when these sheepherders went into the territory of the cattlemen, they didn't pay any attention to the eminent danger, drinking and singing around the camp fire, what a stupid arrangement was that? when the cattlemen attacked them at night, there was only a gun available to fight back, what made the guy think that he could deal with the self-entitled cattlemen in Montana? the childish screenplay then forcefully developed into a more stupid scenario with a gunfight in the tavern, then the guy met a pretty local girl in town that was so predictably boring and so formulaic stupid. do i have to go on and on with the annoying sound track? sorry, no can do.


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