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Jubal (1956)

 -  Western  -  6 April 1956 (USA)
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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, and that leads to conflicts which could get him killed.

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Complete credited cast:
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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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Powerful Performances! Overpowering Drama! See more »

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Western

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6 April 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Filmed along the Grand Teton Range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The lake is Lake Jackson. See more »

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Aside from pinkie, another characters 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 pinkie's doing. See more »

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'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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Referenced in America's Sweethearts (2001) See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
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Written by Stephen Foster
Played by Shep on the player piano
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Absorbing western tale with spectacular Wyoming scenery and good cast...
14 August 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

JUBAL takes about forty-five minutes to set up its tale of revenge and murder and lust in the dust, but once the plot gets into high gear it becomes highly watchable until the conclusion.

GLENN FORD is an unhappy man on the run who's taken in by rancher ERNEST BORGNINE and his wife VALERIE FRENCH, earning his pay as a helper and suddenly promoted to foreman, much to the annoyance of ROD STEIGER, who wanted the job and also has his eyes on Borgnine's wife.

Ford spends most of the story trying to fend off the advances of Valerie French, who turns out to be a real Jezebel creating trouble between Ford and Borgnine when she makes her hubby believe the lies that jealous Steiger has told him. Before you know it, Ford is in deep trouble with nowhere to run except to seek the help of some peace loving pioneers on a wagon train, and a woman (FELICIA FARR) who wants to help him fight injustice.

Delmer Daves directs the actors through their paces with skill, except that he allows ROD STEIGER to chew too much of the scenery. Steiger struts about as if he's still playing Jud in OKLAHOMA! and never lets up for a moment being a nasty, snarling, cowardly villain. He's so despicable you can't help hating him.

On the other hand, CHARLES BRONSON shows considerable skill as Ford's friend, a gunslinger who saves Ford's life at a crucial moment. The film starts off a little too slowly before it gets to the mid-section where things really start to heat up. From then on, it's a top-rate western with strong performances from most of the cast.

Borgnine may be playing a "nice guy" for a change, but he's still obnoxious and boorish in his behavior and he sometimes overdoes the hearty laughter. His admission that he knows nothing about women or how to treat them, reminds me that "Marty" had the same problem.

Summing up: Good western, excellent photography, nice scenery and one of Glenn Ford's most underrated performances.


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