Cattle Drive (1951)

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    • Cattle Drive (1951)




      Plot Summary
      The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego.
      Written by Jeremy Perkins

      Joel McCrea ... Dan Mathews
      Dean Stockwell ... Chester Graham, Jr.
      Chill Wills ... Dallas
      Leon Ames ... Chester Graham Sr.
      Henry Brandon ...Jim Currie
      Howard Petrie ... Cap
      Bob Steele ... Charlie Morgan aka Careless
      Griff Barnett ... Conductor O'Hara
      Chuck Roberson ...Chuck Saunders (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Kurt Neumann

      Writing Credits
      Jack Natteford ... (screenplay) and
      Lillie Hayward ... (screenplay)

      Aaron Rosenberg

      Maury Gertsman

      This was Dean Stockwell's last film as a child actor. His next appearance on the big screen was five years later.

      The photo of "Dan's Girl in Santa Fe" is that of Frances Dee, Joel McCrea's real-life wife.

      One of Joel McCrea's personal favorite of his films.

      Joel McCrea's trailing and capture of the black stallion is lifted from the earlier Universal film 'Red Canyon '[1949] to the point that McRea's costume matches Howard Duff's, that film's star. Equine star Highland Dale played the horse in both films.

      The film was derided as a copy of Captains Courageous (1937), albeit in a western setting.


      Filming Locations
      Death Valley National Park, California, USA
      Paria, Utah, USA

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      Cattle Drive
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Cattle Drive is a 1951 Technicolor Western film directed by
      Kurt Neumann starring Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell and Chill Wills.

      A couple of Duke 'Pals', to look out for
      Chill Wills, Harry Brandon, Chuck Roberson, Bob Steele

      User Review

      Unusual but excellent example of the classic Hollywood Western
      11 January 2001 | by Anthony Williams (London, England)

      anthony wrote:

      Solid script, good plot, strong performances - especially from the young Dean Stockwell - and superb scenery make for a very entertaining film. Nothing gimmicky in technique but solid and professional with a decent pace. Story has an excellent moral being the taming of a spoilt Eastern kid by a gang of experienced cowboys on a cattle drive. It is, however, not a typical kid's picture - it has a wide appeal and works for adults as well as children.

      Reviewed January 2001 on a very rare appearance on British television.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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