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Montana (1950)

Approved | | Western | 28 January 1950 (USA)
An Australian sheepman comes to Montana looking for grazing space, is opposed by local ranchers and a wealthy cattle-woman.

Directors:

Ray Enright, Raoul Walsh (uncredited)

Writers:

James R. Webb (screenplay), Borden Chase (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Morgan Lane
Alexis Smith ... Maria Singleton
S.Z. Sakall ... Papa Otto Schultz (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Douglas Kennedy ... Rodney Ackroyd
James Brown ... Tex Coyne
Ian MacDonald ... Slim Reeves
Charles Irwin ... MacKenzie - Sheep Herder
Paul E. Burns ... Tecumseh Burke
Tudor Owen ... Jock
Lester Matthews ... George Forsythe
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Storyline

Australian sheep-man Morgan Lane comes to Montana looking for government-owned grazing land, and encamps his sheep at the boundary line (where the bad grazing ends and the good grazing begins) set up by the cattle barons to keep the sheep from nubbing away at the good grass. He goes to town, posing as a merchant, explains his Australian accent, and learns that Maria Singleton, owner of a large ranch, and Rodney Ackroyd (who never explains where he got his name), another ranch owner and Miss Singleton's fiancée, are the leaders of the cattlemen against the sheep-men. Romance tugs at Morgan and Miss Singleton, who quickly decides that Morgan has a much better name than Rodney (and other attributes) but the cattle-vs.-sheep feud keeps them apart. Until they meet in the street for a showdown gunfight following a disastrous clash between the cattle and sheep factions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana See more »

Filming Locations:

Hereford, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where the cattle stampede comes to an end and the cattle are halted was used at the beginning of an Alan Ladd film The Big Land (1957). See more »

Goofs

In the night reunion of cattlemen and sheep herders, Maria Singleton wears an ensemble that is clearly an evening dress of the late 1940s, instead of a proper late nineteenth century dress. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Morgan Lane: Among other things.
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Soundtracks

Old Dan Tucker
Traditional
[Lyrics often attributed to Daniel Decatur Emmett. Played by the band in the saloon and heard as a theme]
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Decent Western
9 June 2017 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

If you like westerns and Errol Flynn and who doesn't, prepare to be entertained. Cattle, sheep, a woman, ranches, shootings and all the rest take place in a rather quick paced plot that serves its purpose. It would have been a 5-6 rating but Errol is always a pleasure to watch as he has this way of acting that looks so effortless. Hollywood did well to take advantage how the camera loves this man. Good movie to eat a sandwich while watching with a tasty drink and perhaps some choice candy. There is a couple parts where they sing and in the bat scene, the song is quite catchy. Listen to the words or read them if you have closed captioning. It gives us a glimpse of life back then, what people liked and song subjects can be revealing. Just listen and learn. Okay boys, lets ride


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