Cattle Town

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"THIS IS CATTLEMAN'S LAND, MISTER...and no man is tough enough to take it away!"
  • Approved
  • 1952
  • 1 hr 11 min
  • 5.3  (212)

Cattle Town is a western movie released in 1952. The movie stars Dennis Morgan, Philip Carey, and Amanda Blake. The movie is set in the Old West during the days of cattle drives and cowboys. The story follows the struggle between two men who have different ideas about how to run a town. The movie opens with the arrival of a cattle drive in the town of Timbertown. The ranchers are hoping to sell their cattle to the local business owner, Blair Lunsford (Philip Carey). However, Lunsford has other plans. He wants to buy the cattle at a lower price and then resell them to the army for a higher price. This plan is opposed by a cattle buyer named Ben Anthony (Dennis Morgan), who wants to pay the ranchers a fair price for their cattle.

The tension between Lunsford and Anthony escalates when Lunsford hires a group of thugs to sabotage Anthony's business. The situation worsens when Lunsford tries to put the blame on Anthony for a series of robberies. In the meantime, Anthony develops a romantic interest in Lunsford's sister, Cathy (Amanda Blake). However, Cathy is conflicted between her loyalty to her brother and her love for Anthony.

The movie takes on a dual nature, part drama, and part western action, as conflicts of interest arise amid a backdrop of a classic Western setting. The story weaves in themes of loyalty, ethics, and bravery among cowboys.

The lead actors, Dennis Morgan and Philip Carey, both deliver solid performances, with Carey delivering the villain character more than convincingly. However, the most engaging performance came from Amanda Blake, who portrays Cathy Lunsford, as she displays the constant struggle between her love for Anthony and her loyalty towards her brother.

Cattle Town provides an engaging glimpse into Western cinematic genre and has all the essence of classic films of that era. The story is well-constructed and provides a decent degree of balance between romance, drama, and action. The action sequences are well choreographed, and the movie location feels authentic, with most of the scenes shot in outdoor locations which enhances the overall feel of the movie.

Overall, Cattle Town is a recommended watch for anyone who loves westerns, as the storyline is engaging, the acting is decent, and the settings are authentic. The film's legacy is also reflected to some extent by the fact it is often cited as an influence on the classic Western TV series "Gunsmoke." Fans of the genre will not want to miss this classic tale of "Who’s going to run this town."

Cattle Town is a 1952 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 11 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 11 min
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    5.3  (212)