Cattle Drive

1951

Action / Western

78
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 437

Synopsis


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Cast

Dean Stockwell as Chester Graham, Jr.
Harry Carey Jr. as Train Passenger
Henry Brandon as Jim Currie
Leon Ames as Pierre Dupin
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661.52 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
77 min
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1.18 GB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
77 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by maughancannes-2 6 / 10 / 10

"Captains Courageous" out west

This a neat, colourful "Captains Courageous" variation, with veteran Joel McCrea and youngster Dean Stockwell combining really well. The moralising and the sentimentality are underplayed and the action is excitingly staged by underrated director Kurt Neumann (even if some of the 'wild horse' scenes are taken from an earlier Universal-International western - directed by George Sherman - called "Red Canyon"). All in all this 78 minute oater is well worth catching.

Reviewed by bkoganbing 7 / 10 / 10

Under Joel's Tutelage

Young Dean Stockwell is one spoiled kid, but with his father Leon Ames running a railroad, he's hardly got time for the kid. After Dean gets lost on the New Mexico desert when his father's train stops to take on water, he's found by Joel McCrea who's the top hand of a Cattle Drive going to Sante Fe. That Cattle Drive is the making of young Dean. Under the tutelage of Joel, the kid turns out to be quite a good hand. If the story sounds familiar like everyone else who reviewed this film, we all noted the obvious similarity between Cattle Drive and Captains Courageous. McCrea and Stockwell had worked well together before in Stars in My Crown for MGM the year before. Though Cattle Drive is a good film, I can't recommend Stars in My Crown highly enough. Look also for a nice performance by Chill Wills as the cook on the drive. A man definitely good to stand in with as we learned in Monte Walsh. There's no violence in Cattle Drive, there's no women in it either. We do learn Joel does have a girl friend as he shows a picture of Frances Dee to all who will look. It's a shame that Cattle Drive is not out on VHS or DVD it's a perfect family film to rent.

Reviewed by sophieoscarcat 7 / 10 / 10

Fond Memory - Cattle Drive

I was about 11 years old when my parents took me to the Fox Theater in Inglewood, California to see this film. It just so happened that Dean Stockwell was appearing in person before the film and was answering questions from the audience. He was very shy and an adult male did most of the answering. I remember loving this film - perhaps because the star was present - as a western adventure involving a big locomotive. I remember the relationship between the father, looking for the boy, and the son as being more realistic than I had seen in films. By this age I was a veteran film-goer, seeing my first film, a Walt Disney film, at age of six. I gotta get a copy of this film to re-live it.

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