CastRobert Taylor (Sam Brassfield), Robert Loggia (Johnny Quatro (Teton Ranch Hand)), Joan Caulfield (Sharleen Travers), Robert Middleton (Clay Mathews), Larry Gates (President Chester A. Arthur), Malcolm Atterbury (Abe Clevenger (Homesteader)) Release dateJuly 31, 1963 Music directorPaul Sawtell, Bert Shefter Similar moviesRED 2, Red River, The Rare Breed, The Big Country, The Man from Laramie, Chisum
Tagline'RIP DOWN HIS FENCES! GUN DOWN HIS WOMAN! but then they must answer to the man who walks like a giant and fights like a fury!
Cattle king original theatrical trailer
Cattle King is a 1963 film directed by Tay Garnett. It stars Robert Taylor and Robert Loggia. It also appears to have been called Guns of Wyoming in some countries.
A range war is building in Wyoming. Caught on opposite sides are Sam Brassfield, who builds fences to protect his grass land, and Clay Mathews, a cattle baron determined to keep an open range.
Both men argue their case before the cattlemen's association to President Chester A. Arthur, who happens to be in Cheyenne for a visit. A hired gun of Mathews picks a fight with Brassfield's top man, Johnny Quatro, in a saloon, then vows revenge after Brassfield intervenes.
Brassfield proposes marriage to Sharleen Travers, who runs a neighboring ranch with her brother Harry. At first the spineless Harry sides with Mathews, but after a scolding from his sister, he apologizes to Brassfield. A while thereafter, the hired gun Bodine shoots and wounds the unarmed Harry, then kills Sharleen in cold blood.
Another rancher mistakenly blames Brassfield for a raid that Matthews ordered. He changes sides after overhearing Brassfield speak on his behalf to the President. In a final showdown, Brassfield urges Mathews to keep the dispute between themselves, then outdraws Mathews in a gunfight. Bodine also pulls a gun, but Quatro shoots him down.
Robert Taylor as Samm Brassfield
Robert Loggia as Johnny Quatro
Joan Caulfield as Sharleen Travers
Robert Middleton as Clay Mathews
Larry Gates as President Arthur
Malcolm Atterbury as Abe Clevenger
William Windom as Harry Travers
Virginia Christine as Ruth Winters
Richard Devon as Vince Bodine
Ray Teal as Ed Winters
Bob Ivers as Webb Carter
Maggie Pierce as June Carter
Woodrow Parfrey as Stafford
Richard Tretter as Hobie Renton
John Mitchum as Tex
According to MGM records the film earned $415,000 in the US and Canada and $650,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $20,000.