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Conquest of Cheyenne (1946)

Approved | | Western | 29 July 1946 (USA)
Red Ryder has to help bring in an oil well on Jackson's ranch. Tom Dean found the oil and has started a well. But banker Tuttle hopes to foreclose on the Jackson ranch and has the oil rig burned down.


R.G. Springsteen


Earle Snell (screenplay), Bert Horswell (original story) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Red Ryder (as Wild Bill Elliott)
Robert Blake ... Little Beaver (as Bobby Blake)
Alice Fleming ... Duchess
Peggy Stewart ... Cheyenne Jackson
Jay Kirby ... Tom Dean
Milton Kibbee ... Banker Tuttle
Tom London ... Sheriff Dan Perkins
Emmett Lynn ... Daffy
Kenne Duncan ... Geologist McBride
George Sherwood George Sherwood ... Murdo
Frank McCarroll ... Henchman Long
Jack Kirk ... Deputy Blake
Tom Chatterton ... Rancher Jones


Elliott's swan song as Ryder finds wildcatter Tom Dean (Jay Kirby) talking the fiery Cheyenne Jackson (Peggy Stewart) into drilling for oil on her land. Town banker Tuttle (Milton Kibbee) knows there is oil on the Jackson land, and the other ranches, and refuses to lend her the money for the drilling. Cheyenne sells the local ranchers on forming a combine to raise the funds needed and Dean proceeds. Tuttle, after everybody's land, has the drilling rig blown up and Dean framed for the act. But Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) isn't having any of that and begins to unravel the Tuttle scheme. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLAZING OIL...ROARING GUNS! in a thrill-packed story of daring adventure!










Release Date:

29 July 1946 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Weak, but fun Ryder entry
26 August 2003 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

Cheyenne Jackson, puts off selling her cattle at market in order to start drilling for oil on her land, with the help of Tom Dean, who has experience in surveying oil land prospects. Cheyenne gets all of the neighboring ranchers to split the costs, where as they would all split the profits. Banker Tuttle, who refused a loan for Cheyenne, has some of his hired thugs burn down the well, in order to foreclose on her ranch and get the land, and the oil for himself. Its up to Red to uncover Tuttle's scheming and clear the name of Dean, a former convict, of wrongdoing in the sabotage. Last Ryder for Elliott (who doesn't even say he's a "peaceable man" in this one), but compared to the previous entries in this series, this one comes off as a lackluster effort. Director Springsteen forgoes much action, sans two average fights, and puts in too much filler, but in fairness to him, this is a weak script. All in all, when you compare the Ryder series to others in the B western genre, a movie such as this does come off better than most, in my opinion. Rating, out of B westerns, 5.

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