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Montana

Released Jan 10, 1950 1h 16m Western List
Reviews 25% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Aussie shepherd Morgan Lane (Errol Flynn) moves all the way to Montana in hopes of finding the perfect terrain for raising his sheep, but the local ranchers aren't keen on sharing their land with outsiders. Before long, Morgan clashes with powerful cattleman Rodney Ackroyd, and their rivalry is only intensified when Ackroyd's fiancée, Maria (Alexis Smith), has eyes for Morgan. However, her sympathies still lie with her lover, and it seems that only a gunfight can settle the conflict. Read More Read Less

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Virginia Graham The Spectator Though the film follows the accustomed lines of westerns, and though neither Mr. Flynn nor Miss Smith is anything out of the ordinary, the advent of sheep in a picture of this kind is so unusual that one can scarce refrain from feeling refreshed. Apr 30, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A routine rather sheepish B-western that dully tells of the familiar story of a range war between cattlemen and sheepherders. Rated: C+ Aug 14, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Angelo C Great film with my favorite actor Errol Flynn Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This might well be the worst western ever made. Improbabilities abound…Errol Flynn as a sheepman, cattle ranchers enlisting in his cause to bring sheep to Montana, Alexis Smith shooting Flynn, then rushing into his arms. Its all dumb, with a capital D. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Lesser Errol Flynn vehicle has him in a western about cattle ranchers vs. sheep ranchers. Flynn is a secret sheep rancher wooing cattle rancher Alexis Smith. Not awful, but pretty forgettable. Raoul Walsh apparently did uncredited directorial duties on this film, though you wouldn't know it from watching the finished product. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Standard stock western of its time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member 140818: The "Imperial Canadian Cattle Company", the first cattleman (Forysthe) to consider accepting sheep herders. Good to see a white hat "Canadian" reference in a very old western. Lane & Singleton's budding love affair is a mystery to behold, and the whole focus of the movie. Smith's "give me your gun" Singleton comes across as an irrational, hormonally driven character, with traits that just wouldn't be embraced by modern audiences but which make for a quaint old school western. Plenty of footage of actors riding saw horses in front of video screens of stampeding cattle; and one hilarious death (I believe it was "Rod") by hooves scene. An ok, if not decent, film but a bit silly and dated by modern standards. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member MONTANA manages to take an interesting subject--a bitter range war between sheepherders and cattle ranchers--and make it painfully dull. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Aussie shepherd Morgan Lane (Errol Flynn) moves all the way to Montana in hopes of finding the perfect terrain for raising his sheep, but the local ranchers aren't keen on sharing their land with outsiders. Before long, Morgan clashes with powerful cattleman Rodney Ackroyd, and their rivalry is only intensified when Ackroyd's fiancée, Maria (Alexis Smith), has eyes for Morgan. However, her sympathies still lie with her lover, and it seems that only a gunfight can settle the conflict.
Director
Ray Enright
Producer
William Jacobs
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 10, 1950, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 12, 2017
Runtime
1h 16m
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