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Short Grass (1950)

Passed | | Western | 24 December 1950 (USA)
After accidentally happening upon some loot money, a New Mexico drifter starts a ranching business with a partner but runs into a ruthless land-grabbing clan of neighboring cattlemen.

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writers:

Thomas W. Blackburn (screenplay) (as Tom W. Blackburn), Thomas W. Blackburn (novel) (as Tom W. Blackburn)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Cameron ... Steve Llewellyn
Cathy Downs ... Sharon Lynch
Johnny Mack Brown ... Sheriff Ord Keown
Raymond Walburn ... Doctor McKenna
Alan Hale Jr. ... Chris Christofferson
Morris Ankrum ... Hal Fenton
Jonathan Hale ... Charlie Bissel
Harry Woods ... Sam Dreen
Marlo Dwyer ... Jennie Westfall
Riley Hill ... Randee Fenton
Jeff York ... Curley
Stanley Andrews ... Pete Lynch
Jack Ingram ... Jack
Myron Healey ... Les McCambridge
Tristram Coffin ... John Devore (as Tris Coffin)
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Storyline

Steve Lewellyn (Rod Cameron), a drifter, comes into New Mexico just as it is about to be opened up to the law and to commerce by the oncoming railroad, but where a gun is still the deciding factor in disputes over grazing lands. He is set up as the intended scapegoat in a saloon robbery but escapes after killing the gunman in self defense. He picks up the robbery money but is wounded. Rescued by Sharon Lynch (Cathy Downs, daughter of an honest rancher, Steve gives her father, Pete Lynch (Stanley Andrews) the money to buy some short-grass acreage and becomes his partner, but is forced to leave the country after killing a neighboring rancher's brother, also in self defense. Five years later, he returns to the territory and finds Sharon and the other honest people being victimized by the rancher, who has vowed to get revenge on Steve. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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grazing rights | See All (1) »

Taglines:

FASTEST GUNMAN IN THE WEST! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Saddle Up!
7 November 2020 | by jdcowtownSee all my reviews

"You all understand what you to do......Start moving the beef in!"

and

"Pick me out a horse with a rockin chair gait and saddle him up"

and

"Ain't no prescription for that Charlie, a man gets over a bullet, never over a woman!"

This is one real fine Cowboy movie!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Short Grass See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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