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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THE SOMETIMES VIOLENT STORY OF A DRIFTIN' COWHAND! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

6 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Jubal Troop  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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2.55 : 1
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Eleven years later Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine would co-star in The Dirty Dozen (1967). See more »


When they are after Jubal, Pinky is wearing a modern wristwatch on his right wrist. See more »


'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 »


Beautiful Dreamer
Written by Stephen Foster
Played by Shep on the player piano
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Glenn Ford IS Jubal Troop!
28 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch this every time it's on cable & never tire of seeing it! The scenery is just beautiful & the acting is superb! You'll love to hate Rod Steiger's "Pinky" character becuz he's so connivingly loathsome. Borgnine is at his 'happy-go-lucky' best. Ford is his honest-to-goodness handsome self. And Charles Bronson is Ford's faithful friend. Ford's love interest plays a Mormon, a natural beauty with a cute little turned-up nose but I don't see her in the credits. Am I missing something? Because she has a very important role in this film! (She also played opposite Richard Widmark in a western but I forgot the name of it.)

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