Stampede (1949)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Stampede is a choice example of the Lesley Selander B-plus westerns of the late 1940s/early 1950s. Rod Cameron and Don Castle star as feuding brothers who own separate cattle ranches. The siblings find themselves on opposite sides of a water-rights battle, in which settlers are being deprived water by a gang of clever criminals. The war turns ugly before the film is over, resulting in the destructive stampede promised by the title. Despite poor reviews from big-city critics, this stacks up favorably against the more costly big-studio westerns of the era.

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aristocracy, bad-guy, bitterness, brother, cattle, con/scam, conflict, cowboy, frontier, good-guy, government, help, homestead, land, ranch, range-war, rival, settler, sibling, territory, tycoon, water, water-rights