Ronald Reagan Appears as Farrel in "Cattle Queen of Montana"

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?

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

Plot

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?

The film is rare in that unlike the vast majority of westerns the main hero is a capable woman.

Cast

* Barbara Stanwyck ... Sierra Nevada Jones
* Ronald Reagan ... Farrell
* Gene Evans ... Tom McCord
* Lance Fuller ... Colorados
* Anthony Caruso ... Natchakoa
* Jack Elam ... Yost
* Yvette Duguay ... Starfire
* Morris Ankrum ... J.I. 'Pop' Jones
* Chubby Johnson ... Nat Collins
* Myron Healey ... Hank
* Rodd Redwing ... Powhani (as Rod Redwing)
* Paul Birch ... Col. Carrington
* Byron Foulger ... Land Office Employee
* Burt Mustin ... Dan