Cattle Empire

Cattle Empire is a 1958 Western DeLuxe Color movie in CinemaScope directed by Charles Marquis Warren, starring Joel McCrea and released by 20th Century Fox. The film also features Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty, Phyllis Coates and Bing Russell and serves as something of a forerunner for director Warren's subsequent television series Rawhide starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood, which used the picture's writer Endre Bohem as well as some of its supporting cast (Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Rocky Shahan and Charles H. Gray).

Cattle Empire
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Cattle Empire film still
Directed byCharles Marquis Warren
Produced byRobert Stabler II
Written byDaniel B. Ullman
Endre Bohem
Eric Norden
Charles Marquis Warren
StarringJoel McCrea
Gloria Talbott
Music byPaul Sawtell
Bert Shefter
CinematographyBrydon Baker
Edited byFred W. Berger
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time
83 min.
CountryUnited States


John Cord (Joel McCrea) a brave cowboy/ex-con hits the dusty trail as the leader of a major cattle drive. He is offered the job by the very townspeople his gang terrorized a few years before. They are also the same people who put him in the slammer, and even though he accepts the task, he secretly plots his revenge. He gets it by proving himself courageous and honest.[1]



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