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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) was a Western Film directed by Allan Dwan and produced by Benedict Bogeaus.


After her father is brutally murdered, a strong-willed woman struggles to keep her ranch out of the hands of greedy cattle barons and marauding Indians. Stanwyck upstages Reagan (in one of his last significant roles) but he scenery upstages both of them.

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Colorados: The first thing you must learn from a white man is never ask reason.

Colorados: And you go back to your settlement. Tell them that there are Indians who do not wish death to all whites... but peace.
Sierra Nevada Jones: You going to help us.
Colorados: Is it so hard to believe that I am a human being too?

Tom McCord: No notches?
Farrell: New job, new gun.

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In Back to the Future, when Michael J. Fox first enters his hometown, circa 1955, this film is playing at the local cinema.
The film was originally supposed to have a theme song. Composer Louis Forbes wrote a melody and asked noted Western songwriter Bob Nolan to contribute lyrics. The song, 'Montana,' was not used in the film, but Nolan's former group the Sons of the Pioneers recorded it.
The role of Farrell was originally offered to Robert Mitchum, who turned it down because he didn't like the script. It was then offered to Ronald Reagan, who took it.
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