Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
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Sam Fraser is determined not to be forced off of his farm as his neighbors have, so he buys barbed wire to keep McHugh cattle off his land, which only aggravates rancher Abel McHugh more.

Director:

James Sheldon

Writers:

Harry Julian Fink (television story), John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Sam Fraser
June Vincent ... Abby Fraser
Edward Binns ... Abel McHugh
David Opatoshu ... Dave Purcell
James Drury ... Jess McHugh
John Wilder ... Ben Fraser
Tom Holland Tom Holland ... Wick Hawes
Theodore Newton ... Oliver Ryson
Dale Van Sickel ... Ed
Mimi Gibson ... Beth Fraser
Dick Powell ... Himself - Host
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Sam Fraser is determined not to be forced off of his farm as his neighbors have, so he buys barbed wire to keep McHugh cattle off his land, which only aggravates rancher Abel McHugh more.

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Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1958 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Oh the farmer and cowman should be friends
6 December 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Zane Grey Theater story is yet another retelling of the eternal western feud between the rancher and the farmer. Refueled in this case by the introduction of barbed wire.

There were no easy answers here. Cattle would roam in their pursuit of grass and would find fodder in the farmer's tenderly nursed crops. Stings from the barbs kept them away, but they got hurt and so did the cowboys who tangled with the wire. Western films took pro and con positions on barbed wire.

This television film takes neither. It stars Lloyd Bridges as the farmer who won't be pushed out and Edward Binns as the rancher doing the pushing. Look for future Virginian James Drury as one of Binns's sons.

Make your own mind up.


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