Two drifters are passing through a Western town, when news comes in that a local farmer has been murdered and his cattle stolen. The townspeople, joined by the drifters, form a posse to catch the perpetrators. They find three men in possession of the cattle, and are determined to see justice done on the spot. Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
Henry Fonda, who had a deferment, enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately upon completing filming for this movie. See more »
During opening sequences when Fonda is at the bar, the whiskey he is drinking changes from clear to dark. See more »
[Gil lights a cigarette during the posse's night in the woods]
Put out that light you fool. You wanna give us away?
Chuck that butt or I'll plug you.
Start somethin'. For every hole you make, I'll make two.
[when eight other men promptly light up]
Looks like you gonna have a lot of shootin' to do, Mr. Farnley.
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At the end of the credits an ad for U.S. war savings bonds is shown on the screen. It says that "15,000 movie theatres are now selling U.S. war savings stamps and bonds! Buy yours in this theatre." See more »
Perhaps the best Western-Noir of all time-give it more votes!
A dark Western that ranks with "Liberty Valance" as a top Western-Noir film. This great film has a ranking that would place it in the top 250, but lacks enough votes.
"Ox-Bow" is rarely viewed or mentioned, yet most consider it to be a great film. Fonda's slow style is perfect for this psychological drama, and Henry Morgan delivers a very deep and compassionate performance. Dana Andrews may be miscast but delivers. Though slow-paced its characters, plot line and score keep the viewer glued. It's a haunting story with a twist at the end.
Please vote for this fine film and see if we can get it into the top 250!
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