Following the Civil War, the state of Texas, needing money, sells land to a syndicate of northerners headed by Judd Hastings (Ray Teal). When Hastings demands the land, and the squatters refuses to vacate, the governor sends Mike McGann (Dennis Morgan) to settle the issues. Eventually, McGann gets the ranchers to move on to other areas with their cattle, which Hastings also covets. McGann also falls in love with Hastings' daughter, Marian (Amanda Blake).
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THIS IS CATTLEMAN'S LAND, MISTER...and no man is tough enough to take it away! (original print ad)
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At the time he made this film, Merv Griffin was under contract to Warner Brothers for $250 a week. He was under the impression he would be groomed to replace Gordon McRae as Doris Day's leading man, and when he was handed the screenplay for this film, he was shocked at being cast in a Western...and even more shocked at how minor a role he'd been given, little more than a walk-on part. See more
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