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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

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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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In Back to the Future (1985), when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) first enters Hill Valley on November 5, 1955, this film is playing at the Essex Theater. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film Colorados and his braves scare off all except one of Natchacoma's horses. There's some fighting between the two sides then shots of Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Regan then back to the indians but now there's at least 4 horses. See more »

Quotes

Colorados: The first thing you must learn from a white man is never ask reason.
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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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Stanwyck's Indian Name: 'Princess Many Victories'
5 May 2012 | by discount1957See all my reviews

Perhaps the most uncomplicated of America's classic directors, Dwan made a series of films in the fifties for producer Bogeaus that allowed him a degree of flexibility he'd been unused to since the silent days. Cattle Queen of Montana, the tale of Stanwyck's struggles to hold on to the property of her murdered father, is beautifully lit by cinematographer Alton, the great unsung Hollywood cameraman. It evokes a world of easeful innocence far removed from the cynicism and violence that was the norm in the Western of the fifties. Reagan is the mysterious gunman who comes to Stanwyck's rescue. Stanwyck, who did all her own stunts, so impressed the Blackfeet Indians hired as extras that they made her a blood sister, and gave her the Indian name of Princess Many Victories.

Phil Hardy


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1954 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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