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Cattle Drive (1951)

Approved | | Action, Western | 29 December 1951 (UK)
A cowboy finds the spoiled son of a railroad magnate lost in the deserted hills and teaches him survival skills and hard work values.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Jack Natteford (screenplay), Lillie Hayward (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Dan Mathews
Dean Stockwell ... Chester Graham, Jr.
Chill Wills ... Dallas
Leon Ames ... Chester Graham Sr.
Henry Brandon ... Jim Currie
Howard Petrie ... Cap
Bob Steele ... Charlie Morgan aka Careless
Griff Barnett ... Conductor O'Hara
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Storyline

The spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Story of the Great Santa Fe Stampede!

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Action | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der große Zug nach Santa Fe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of Joel McCrea's personal favorite of his films. See more »

Connections

Features Red Canyon (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Thousand Cattle Gone
(uncredited)
Traditional
Hummed and whistled by various cast members
Arranged by Frank Skinner for main title
and arranged by Milton Rosen in the score at end
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Unusual but excellent example of the classic Hollywood Western
11 January 2001 | by rod-47See all my reviews

Solid script, good plot, strong performances - especially from the young Dean Stockwell - and superb scenery make for a very entertaining film. Nothing gimmicky in technique but solid and professional with a decent pace. Story has an excellent moral being the taming of a spoilt Eastern kid by a gang of experienced cowboys on a cattle drive. It is, however, not a typical kid's picture - it has a wide appeal and works for adults as well as children. Reviewed January 2001 on a very rare appearance on British television.


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