A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.



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Complete credited cast:
Jubal Troop
Shep Horgan
'Pinky' Pinkum
Mae Horgan
Naomi Hoktor
Shem Hoktor
Sam - Horgan Rider
Reb Haislipp
John Dierkes ...
Carson - Horgan Rider
McCoy - Bar 8 Rider
Dr. Grant


Found injured by rancher Shep Horgan, Jubal Troop is offered a job as cowhand and soon gains Shep's trust. Mae Horgan, feeling she's been trapped into marriage with Shep, takes a shine to Jubal, although he is more interested in Naomi Hoktor who is travelling with a wagon train camped on Shep's land. Pinky, until now top hand and used to Mae's favours himself, doesn't think much of the new deal and trouble is inevitable. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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"I'm gonna kill you Jubal...for what you did to my wife!" See more »


Drama | Romance | Western


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Release Date:

6 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Jubal Troop  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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From Shakespeare's Othello, Shep corresponds to Othello, Pinky to Iago and Jubal to Cassio. Naomi's gift of a handkerchief echoes a similar gift from Bianca, but is not used further as a plot device. See more »


Aside from Pinky, another character in the movie, Doctor Grant played by actor Robert Burton, was also wearing a modern day wristwatch on his left wrist. The scene was when the doctor had announced that the rancher's wife was already dead and that it's all Pinky's doing. See more »


Sam, Horgan Rider: You know, sometimes I think it's givin' the good Lord the worst of it to say He invented people.
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Referenced in America's Sweethearts (2001) See more »


Beautiful Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by Shep on the player piano
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A tragically underrated film
3 July 2002 | by (Yukon, OK) – See all my reviews

is a perfect way to express how I feel about JUBAL. Director Delmar Daves takes an outstanding Western cast & takes a Shakespearean tragedy, then mixes the two elements. The result is not only one of the best westerns of the 1950s, but one of the best films of the decade, & one of the best westerns ever. From the performance of the entire cast, to Raskin's score, it's outstanding all around.

Don't miss this one. Just see it again & again.

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