Cattle Drive

Cattle Drive is a 1951 Technicolor Western film directed by Kurt Neumann starring Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell and Chill Wills. Much of the film was shot in the Death Valley National Park, California and Paria, Utah.

Cattle Drive
Directed byKurt Neumann
Produced byAaron Rosenberg
Screenplay byLillie Hayward
Jack Natteford
StarringJoel McCrea
Dean Stockwell
Chill Wills
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byDanny B. Landres
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1951 (1951-08-01) (Los Angeles)
  • August 8, 1951 (1951-08-08) (New York City)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States


Chester Graham Jr. (Dean Stockwell), the spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner, manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy (Joel McCrea) who is part of a cattle drive. The boy learns the value of hard work, self-discipline and comradeship while working with the men on the trail to Santa Fe.



Parts of the film were shot in Paria, Utah, and Death Valley.[1]

See also


  1. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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