In Mexican California, a land feud erupts and murder is committed when rich landowner Don Domingo reneges on an earlier verbal promise made by his father to grant to the tenant Melo family a piece of land.
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When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.
Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up.
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke'), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...Written by
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There are many factors which determine crucial decisions in our lives. Ideas, Love, Patriotism,etc. In this film it is Friendship, between the gambler Tennessee (John Payne), the cowpoke (Ronald Reagan) and also the miner "Grubstake" (Chubby Johnson). There is also the "Duchess" (Rhonda Fleming) , who is a friend besides being the madam, and the woman who is a foe, Goldie (Coleen Gray). All this provides an interesting and entertaining western, which is to be expected when the director is Allan Dwan. There are two remarkable moments in the film, when the "Duchess" asks Tennessee to kiss her like he wants to get married, and not out of lust, and the poker game where the gamblers keep raising the stakes. The film is based on a story written by Bret Harte who also wrote "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" . "Tennessee's Partner" was Allan Dwan's favorite among all his films.
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