Cattle King

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"'RIP DOWN HIS FENCES! GUN DOWN HIS WOMAN! but then they must answer to the man who walks like a giant and fights like a fury!"
  • Passed
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.7  (554)

In the film Cattle King, we follow the story of John tuned cattle rancher, John Lear, played by Robert Taylor, as he fights to hold onto his land and herd against corrupt government officials and a rival rancher looking to steal his cattle. The movie is set in the late 1800s in the Wyoming Territory. The movie begins with John Lear showing a group of investors around his ranch, hoping to secure funding to expand his operation. However, his plans are put on hold when he learns that a government cattle inspector, Cyrus Breen, played by Robert Loggia, has arrived in town and is determined to enforce new regulations that would force many ranchers, including Lear, out of business.

Breen is accompanied by his beautiful assistant, Kitty, played by Joan Caulfield, who catches the eye of Lear's foreman, Pete Perkin, played by Larry Gates. Although Kitty remains loyal to Breen, Pete remains hopeful that she will come to see things their way.

As Lear battles with Breen over the regulations, his longtime nemesis, Henry Ballard, played by Robert Middleton, sees an opportunity to seize Lear's cattle and expand his own ranch. Ballard and Lear have a history of animosity dating back to their days as young cowboys, and their rivalry soon heats up as Ballard sends out a gang of rustlers to steal Lear's cattle.

Lear is forced to take matters into his own hands, organizing a posse to track down the rustlers and protect his investment. The posse engages in a thrilling chase through the countryside, culminating in a shoot-out between Lear's team and Ballard's men.

With tensions running high, and the future of his ranch hanging in the balance, Lear must find a way to outmaneuver both Breen and Ballard if he hopes to survive and thrive as a cattle king.

Throughout the film, we see Robert Taylor deliver a strong performance as John Lear, embodying the tough and resilient spirit of the old west. Robert Loggia and Joan Caulfield provide complementary performances as Breen and Kitty, bringing a touch of intrigue and romance to the story.

Director Tay Garnett makes good use of the beautiful Wyoming scenery, showcasing the wide-open spaces and rugged terrain that made the region such a popular destination for cattle ranchers in the late 1800s.

Overall, Cattle King is a solid western with plenty of action and drama to keep audiences engaged. Whether you're a fan of classic westerns or just looking for a good story, this film is definitely worth checking out.

Cattle King is a 1963 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (554)