Barbed Wire

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  • TV-PG
  • 1952
  • 1 hr 5 min
  • 5.9  (114)

Barbed Wire is a classic western film from 1952, directed by George Archainbaud, starring Gene Autry, Champion, Anne James, and many other prominent actors of the era. The movie revolves around the issues surrounding the encroachment of barbed wire fencing on open range cattle grazing lands in a small western town. Gene Autry portrays the character of a cowboy named Gene Autry, who is tasked with keeping the peace in the town and handling the conflicts that arise due to the new barbed wire fencing. Anne James plays the role of Ann Randolph, a wealthy ranch owner who is in favor of the fencing and wants to purchase more land to fence off.

However, things take a turn for the worse when Matt Wilkins, a shady character and his gang use the barbed wire to their advantage and start stealing cattle from the neighboring ranches. This leads to tension between the cattle owners and the barbed wire proponents, making it harder for Gene to keep the peace.

Gene and his trusty steed, Champion, set out to track down the cattle rustlers and bring them to justice. Along the way, they face numerous challenges and obstacles, including the hostility of the barbed wire supporters, and the treachery of Matt and his gang.

As the conflict reaches boiling point, Gene and Ann team up to try and find a peaceful solution to the problem that they face. With the help of their friends, they try to muster up enough support to stop the barbed wire invasion and protect the cattle owners from the cattle rustlers.

One of the highlights of the movie is the magnificent shootout scene that takes place towards the end of the movie. The scene is expertly choreographed, and the excellent use of visual effects and music creates a truly gripping experience.

Barbed Wire is a classic western film that expertly explores the themes of freedom, justice, and the limitations of personal property. The movie represents a time when the American West was still untamed and rugged, and the people living there were struggling to come to terms with the changing times.

The film also showcases the talents of Gene Autry, as he expertly portrays the character of a cowboy who is calm under pressure and committed to keeping the peace in his town. Anne James's performance as the wealthy ranch owner is also commendable, as she does an excellent job of balancing her love for her property and her concern for the wellbeing of the people around her.

Overall, Barbed Wire is an exceptional western movie that is well worth watching for any fan of the genre. With its thrilling action scenes, engaging characters, and beautiful cinematography, it is a testament to the golden era of American cinema and the enduring legacy of western movies.

Barbed Wire is a 1952 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 5 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (114)