One of our most popular western videos is this double feature of “Cattle Queen of Montana” and “Tennessee’s Partner,” all on one DVD. Both films star a future U.S. president.
“Cattle Queen of Montana,” released in 1954, starred Barbara Stanwyck and a future Commander-in-Chief by the name of Ronald Reagan.
The plotline has Sierra Nevada Jones (played by Stanwyck) battling a rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers. She gets valuable help from hired hand Farrell, played by Reagan.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
“Tennessee’s Partner,” released in 1955, also co-stars Reagan as Cowpoke. It also starred John Payne and Rhonda Fleming.
According to the how the International Movie Database summarizes the plot:
A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he’s saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke (‘My friends call me Cowpoke’), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie on the steamboat. When she arrives, there’s a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried …
Here’s the trailer for “Tennessee’s Partner”:
Both films, as you can see from the trailers, were shot in glorious color.
If you want to spend nearly three hours with a couple of fun and clean Hollywood westerns from the 1950s, you can order this “Cattle Queen of Montana” and “Tennessee’s Partner” DVD and have it delivered to your doorstep — all at a budget price.