Montana Territory (film)

Montana Territory is a 1952 American Western film directed by Ray Nazarro and starring Lon McCallister, Wanda Hendrix, Preston Foster. It is a classic western movie, with bandits, a corrupt sheriff and a hero who falls for a beautiful woman.

Montana Territory
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Directed byRay Nazarro
Produced byColbert Clark
Written byBarry Shipman
StarringLon McCallister
Wanda Hendrix
Preston Foster
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byPaul Borofsky
Color processTechnicolor
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 1, 1952 (1952-06-01)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


Montana is on the brink of statehood, but in need of law and order. John Malvin (Lon McCallister) witnesses the murder of a miner and his son by men who turn out to be Yeager (Robert Griffin), Ives (Clayton Moore) and Gimp (Jack Elam). He learns later that Ives is a deputy to the sheriff, Henry Plummer (Preston Foster).

What he doesn't know is that Plummer is secretly behind these and other recent murders. Malvin accepts a job as Plummer's deputy. He also meets and falls in love with Clair Enoch (Wanda Hendrix), the daughter of Possum Enoch (Eddy Waller), who runs the stage relay depot.

Plummer gets rid of Yeager, then asks Malvin to take his place guarding businessman Jason Waterman's (Hugh Sanders) money shipment on the stage. Clair and Possum warn him that bandits will attack the stage. Malvin is angered by suggestions that Plummer's behind all this.

When the crimes continue, Clair organizes a vigilante group. Malvin remains against them until Plummer's attempt to kill Clair provides conclusive proof. He confronts the sheriff and places him under arrest.



  • Screen World Vol. 4 1953 by Blum, Daniel

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