Cattle Queen of Montana

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Cattle Queen of Montana
Original poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
Written by Robert Blees
Starring Barbara Stanwyck
Ronald Reagan
Gene Evans
Music by Louis Forbes
Cinematography John Alton
Edited by Carlo Lodato
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • November 18, 1953 (1953-11-18) (US)[1]
Running time 88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. The supporting cast includes Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson, and Morris Ankrum.



The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?



In the Cattle Queen of Montana, one of Tom McCord's men is shot by Sierra Jones, and Farrel (Ronald Reagan's character, who is an undercover U.S. Marshall), another of McCord's men and witness to the shooting, lies about how the altercation took place to one of the gang leaders, and leaves despite being asked to wait at the headquarters for Tom McCord to show up. In Martin Scorsese's film The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Billy Costigan, whose identity as an undercover police officer has been discovered by a wounded man, is asked to stick around at the gang's headquarters until all of the gang members' backgrounds have been checked, but leaves anyway despite the warning.

Cattle Queen of Montana was the film playing at the Essex Theater in Hill Valley, in the film Back to the Future, on November 5, 1955.

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  1. ^ "Cattle Queen of Montana: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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