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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Approved | | Western | 18 November 1954 (USA)
Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Robert Blees (screenplay), Howard Estabrook (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Sierra Nevada Jones
Ronald Reagan ... Farrell
Gene Evans ... Tom McCord
Lance Fuller ... Colorados
Anthony Caruso ... Natchakoa
Jack Elam ... Yost
Yvette Duguay ... Starfire (as Yvette Dugay)
Morris Ankrum ... J.I. 'Pop' Jones
Chubby Johnson ... Nat Collins
Myron Healey ... Hank
Rodd Redwing ... Powhani (as Rod Redwing)
Paul Birch ... Col. Carrington
Byron Foulger ... Land Office Clerk
Burt Mustin ... Dan
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Storyline

The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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WHEN SIN AND SAVAGERY RULED MONTANA TERRITORY! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Königin der Berge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally supposed to have a theme song. Composer Louis Forbes wrote a melody and asked noted Western songwriter Bob Nolan to contribute lyrics. The song, "Montana", was not used in the film, but Nolan's former group the Sons of the Pioneers recorded it. See more »

Quotes

Tom McCord: No notches?
Farrell: New job, new gun.
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Connections

Referenced in Fame: Hail to the Chief (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Montana
Lyrics by Bob Nolan
Music by Louis Forbes
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good cattle film
27 January 2007 | by garyldibertSee all my reviews

Title: Cattle Queen of Montana opened in theaters on November 18, 1954 and it was 88 minutes long. Cattle Queen of Montana is an American Western film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. The supporting cast includes Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson, and Morris Ankrum, and Allan Dwan directed the movie.

Summary: Filmed on location at Montana's Glacier National Park, Cattle Queen of Montana makes excellent use of the diverse talents of Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. Stanwyck is cast as Sierra Nevada Jones... read more, who hopes to stake her claim in the cattle business despite opposition from hostile land barons. Government agent Farrell helps her along, even though he's officially on hand to find out who's been inciting the local Indian tribes into attacking the whites. Lance Fuller delivers a well-balanced performance as Colorados, a college-educated Indian chief who hopes to bring peace to the land. Long a fixture of TV's Late Shows, Cattle Queen of Montana was briefly reissued theatrically when Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

My thoughts: Based on the scenery and the cattle I give this movie 7 weasel stars.


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