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Cattle Empire (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1958 (UK)
Released from prison, a trail boss is solicited by rival cattle barons to drive their respective cattle herds to Fort Clemson.

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Complete credited cast:
... John Cord
... Sandy Jeffrey
... Ralph Hamilton
... Janice Hamilton
... Douglas Hamilton
Richard Shannon ... Garth
... Tom Jefferson Jeffrey
... Tom Powis (as Charles Gray)
Hal K. Dawson ... George Washington Jeffrey
Patrick O'Moore ... Rex Cogswell
... Juan Aruzza
William McGraw ... Jim Whittaker (as Bill McGraw)
Jack Lomas ... Sheriff Brewster
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After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort Clemson. Complicating matters, a rival cattle baron also hires the cattle driver to lead his herd. Written by David Bassler

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The Wars of the Ranch Kings! See more »

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Die Rache des Texaners  »

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Composer Paul Sawtell re-uses his theme music from THE CARIBOO TRAIL (1950) for the start of the cattle drive as Gloria Talbott is counting the cattle. See more »

Goofs

Joel McCrea was wearing a yellow vest talking outside saloon with two buddies. When they entered the saloon seconds later, he was not wearing vest.When he eventually leaves the saloon he walks towards the door and is next seen by his horse and is then wearing his yellow waistcoat again. See more »

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Garth: Nothing to it, Cord. Betwen us we could build the biggest cattle empire this country has ever seen.
John Cord: I'm not interested in cattle empires, but for the Fort Clemson drive, you got yourself a trail boss.
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The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)
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Traditional
Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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Waste of Time
16 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

There are plenty of good B westerns out there. This isn't one of them. To be brutally honest, this movie plays like it was written by 10-year-olds. Even the great Joel McCrae can't save it. I noticed that one other reviewer complained that the film was too short. I disagree. I think it was too long. In addition to the weak plot and some truly awful dialogue, the supporting cast is none too good either.

The story concerns a man just out of prison, having been wrongly accused of letting his trail crew shoot up a town. He returns to the same town at the request of its leading citizen (who was blinded in the ruckus created by the trail crew, no less) in order to head up a cattle drive which is supposed to save the town. I'm not sure I've ever encountered such a lame premise for a dramatic film. Maybe a comedy, but that's not what "Cattle Empire" purports to be.

All in all, I'm sorry I sat through the whole thing, but I guess I just expected it to get better. It didn't.


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