Untamed Frontier (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

Untamed Frontier (1952)




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Reportedly, there was no love lost between the three stars of Untamed Frontier, and perhaps it was this tension that added so much depth to this otherwise formula-bound western. Joseph Cotten plays Kirk Denbow, the straight-laced son of ruthless cattle-baron Matt Denbow (Minor Watson), while Scott Brady co-stars as Glen Denbow, Kirk's firebrand brother (shades of Duel in the Sun, which also starred Cotten). Waitress Jane Stevens (Shelley Winters) witnesses a murder committed by Glen, then is railroaded into marrying him to prevent her from testifying in court. Inevitably, Jane falls in love with Kirk, the first of several fateful steps which lead to the film's bloody denouement. The late Suzan Ball, whose screen career was so tragically brief, makes her movie debut in Untamed Frontier. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Joseph Cotten
as Kirk Denbow
Scott Brady
as Glenn Denbow
Shelley Winters
as Jane Stevens
Suzan Ball
as Lottie
Minor Watson
as Matt Denbow
Katherine Emery
as Camilla Denbow
José Torvay
as Bandera
Douglas Spencer
as Clayton Vance
John Alexander
as Max Wickersham
Lee Van Cleef
as Dave Chittun
Richard Garland
as Charlie Fentress
Robert Anderson
as Ezra McCloud
Fess Parker
as Clem McCloud
Ray Bennett
as Sheriff Brogan
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Critic Reviews for Untamed Frontier

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

While Director Hugo Fregonese starts the proceedings at a brisk pace, it becomes obvious that both he and the three scenarists... intended to fashion a medium-sized Duel in the Sun, piling on the same contrived tawdriness.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The plot is hackneyed, the playing unconvincing and the direction stereotyped.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Though smoothly directed by Mr. Hugo Fregonese, it has little new to offer on the hoof situation.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Get that horse out of the corral, pardner, saddle him, and start riding hard, cause we're in the middle of another of those settlers- versus-cattlemen oat operas.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Nice color photography and a honey of a stampede are assets to be weighed against a garrulous script and several wooden characters in this cow-country drama.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

I'm afraid the Untamed Frontier' is about as wild as a Thursday night euchre party.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

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