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Director:
Writers:
Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Niven Busch (from a novel by)
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Release Date:
28 March 1951 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
A dramatic steak for actors to sink their teeth into. See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Vance Jeffords

Wendell Corey ... Rip Darrow

Walter Huston ... T. C. Jeffords

Judith Anderson ... Flo Burnett

Gilbert Roland ... Juan Herrera

Thomas Gomez ... El Tigre

Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Anaheim

Albert Dekker ... Mr. Reynolds
John Bromfield ... Clay Jeffords
Wallace Ford ... Scotty Hyslip
Blanche Yurka ... Herrera Mother
Louis Jean Heydt ... Bailey
Frank Ferguson ... Dr. Grieve
Charles Evans ... Old Anaheim

Movita ... Chiquita (as Movita Casteneda)
Craig Kelly ... Young Anaheim
Myrna Dell ... Dallas Hart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgia Clancy ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
James Davies ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Artie Del Rey ... Wagon Driver's Son (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Dealer (uncredited)

Douglas Grange ... Balladeer (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... Feliz Herrera (uncredited)
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Drunk Guest (uncredited)
Baron James Lichter ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jane Novak ... Woman (uncredited)
Rosemary Pettit ... Carol Ann (uncredited)
Lou Steele ... Aguirre Herrera (uncredited)
Eddy Waller ... Old Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Mann 
 
Writing credits
Charles Schnee (screenplay by)

Niven Busch (from a novel by)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (as Hal Wallis)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
Lee Garmes (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hans Dreier 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Dean Cole .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sue Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gertrude Reade .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Nicholas Vehr .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Herbert Coleman .... production manager (uncredited)
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director (as Chico Day)
Michael D. Moore .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Camp .... props
Carl Coleman .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Polly Burson .... stunt double: Barbara Stanwyck (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Grant .... assistant camera
James Hawley .... assistant camera
Otto Pierce .... camera operator
Haskell B. Boggs .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Earl Crowell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles Sickler .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fitzharris .... wardrobe
Grace Harris .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Josephine Earl .... dance director
Harry Mendoza .... technical advisor
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Saper .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Final film of Walter Huston,See more »
Quotes:
Dallas Hart:[as she's leaving] I never could see what they see in the thin ones.
Vance Jeffords:It's not what they see.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
T.C. Round-Up TimeSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A dramatic steak for actors to sink their teeth into., 17 November 2002
Author: mark.waltz from New York City

Very few westerns have the psychological impacts that this "Mourning Becomes Electra" like saga dramatizes. Barbara Stanwyck, in the role that must have influenced her "Big Valley" character for TV, is both tough and tender as Vance Jeffords, the western princess of TC Jefford's (Walter Houston) empire. Dare step on her toes, and you won't be able to rest, as love interest Wendell Corey finds out. And dare come between her and her beloved father, and you'll end up with a surprising bit of vengeance as Judith Anderson as a gold-digging San Francisco socialite finds out.

Barbara Stanwyck was the Queen of the west, and in almost a dozen Westerns, it was Barbara Stanwyck who gave many a western hero a run for their money. Walter Huston, as her patriarchal father, is a force to be reckoned with who has trained his daughter to be tough. When he betrays her one wish, he also becomes a victim of her vengeance.

There are also Gilbert Roland as a Mexican squatter, her life-long friend who becomes a toy in her father's revenge against her; Blanche Yurka, the great Hungarian stage actress, plays the bit role of his vengeful mama; Even in the small role, we are reminded of her excellent performance as Madame DeFarge in the Ronald Colman version of "A Tale of Two Cities" years before. Beaulah Bondi also shows up briefly as a society matron. With all this talent, it is amazing that the scenery wasn't eaten up along the way. The great Judith Anderson, who played many of the types of roles on Broadway that Stanwyck did on screen, is subtle as she tries to worms her way into the role of Queen of the Furies, but it is Stanwyck's ultimate revenge which prevents this from happening. Later, when we get our last glimpse of the beaten Anderson, she gives herself a great exit line. This, ironically, was the second film in which one of Stanwyck's characters had an impact on Anderson's character; In the 1946 film noir, "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers", it is young Martha (who as an adult is played by Stanwyck) who pushes matriarch Anderson down some stairs to her death, giving that film its motivations.

The one problem with this casting is the performance of Wendell Corey, perhaps one of the dullest leading men in Hollywood history. Stiff and unappealing, there is no doubt in the viewer's mind that Stanwyck would never feel any passion for the treetrunk like character. Fortunately, Walter Huston is given more screen time, and is absolutely outstanding. It was his last film, as he died before the film was released. Stanwyck praised Huston publicly, and at her AFI tribute, Walter's son, director John Huston, praised Stanwyck (whom he had never met) for her professionalism and kindness to his father.

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