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Jubal (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Western  |  6 April 1956 (USA)
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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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Jubal Troop
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Shep Horgan
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'Pinky' Pinkum
Valerie French ...
Mae Horgan
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Naomi Hoktor
Basil Ruysdael ...
Shem Hoktor
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Sam, Horgan Rider
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Reb Haislipp
John Dierkes ...
Carson, Horgan Rider
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McCoy, Bar 8 Rider
Robert Burton ...
Doctor Grant
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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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THE SOMETIMES VIOLENT STORY OF A DRIFTIN' COWHAND! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Western

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6 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Der Mann ohne Furcht  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Felicia Farr. See more »

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When Jubal first walks into the ranch house to eat breakfast, between two buildings behind him you can just see the front end of a 1940s-era pickup truck. A short time later as Shep walks into the house, the truck is gone. See more »

Quotes

'Pinky' Pinkum: If you're a cowhand how come you stink of sheep dip?
Jubal Troop: I hired out to a sheep ranch 'cause it was the only job I could get.
'Pinky' Pinkum: Most cowhands would die before they'd herd sheep.
Jubal Troop: Show me one.
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Sobre las olas
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Music by Juventino Rosas
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Three Into Two Won't Go
27 July 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Well you've got three men out at the Horgan Ranch, Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, and Rod Steiger. And you got two gals on the scene, Felicia Farr and Valerie French. Valerie is married to Ernie, been fooling around with Rod and suddenly drops Rod when Glenn arrives, having been rescued by the Horgan cowhands. Ernie, who hasn't a clue what's going on with Valerie, takes a liking to Glenn and makes the stranger his foreman. Glenn in the meantime takes a shine to Felicia who's with some kind of Mennonite group traveling west. Rod's upset because Valerie's dumped him and Glenn already has a girl. And that sets the stage for the later events.

This may be a glib synopsis, but this is a nicely photographed adult western with some themes not usually explored in the Saturday matinée shoot-em-ups. The whole cast fills their roles very well and among the supporting players, particular kudos should go to Charles Bronson as Ford's friend and Basil Ruysdael as the leader of the Mennonites.

This film was made in the afterglow of Borgnine's Oscar win with Marty and he was starting to get some good parts, not your standard movie thugs. It's also interesting to compare Ford, Steiger, and Borgnine playing three different types by three very different actors.


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