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Jubal -- A steamy Western which stars Glenn Ford as an itinerant cowpoke who takes a cattle ranch job on theestate of Ernest Borgnine. Drama occurs when the ranch-owner's wife (Valerie French), who's been "hitting the hay" with cowpoke Rod Steiger, turns her amorous attentions in Ford's direction.


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Release Date:
6 April 1956 (USA) See more »
THE SOMETIMES VIOLENT STORY OF A DRIFTIN' COWHAND! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Ford ... Jubal Troop

Ernest Borgnine ... Shep Horgan

Rod Steiger ... 'Pinky' Pinkum
Valerie French ... Mae Horgan

Felicia Farr ... Naomi Hoktor
Basil Ruysdael ... Shem Hoktor

Noah Beery Jr. ... Sam, Horgan Rider

Charles Bronson ... Reb Haislipp
John Dierkes ... Carson, Horgan Rider

Jack Elam ... McCoy, Bar 8 Rider
Robert Burton ... Doctor Grant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John L. Cason ... Ranch Owner (uncredited)
Michael Daves ... One of the Tolliver Boys (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Charity Hoktor (uncredited)
Don C. Harvey ... Jim Tolliver (uncredited)

Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... One of the Tolliver Boys (uncredited)
Larry Hudson ... Bayne (uncredited)
Robert Knapp ... Jake Slavin (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Bit Part (uncredited)
William Rhinehart ... Matt (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Cookie (uncredited)

Directed by
Delmer Daves 
Writing credits
Russell S. Hughes (screenplay) &
Delmer Daves (screenplay)

Paul Wellman (novel) (as Paul I. Wellman)

Produced by
William Fadiman .... producer
Original Music by
David Raksin 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair styles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Saeta .... assistant director
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Harry Smith .... sound
Visual Effects by
Bridgid O'Donnell .... restoration supervisor (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Cory .... second unit photography
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
Crew verified as complete

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100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1956) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2005) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17751) | West Germany:16
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Very loosely inspired by Shakespeare's "Othello."See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Shep Horgan:I like my coffee strong enough to float a pistol.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in America's Sweethearts (2001)See more »
Beautiful DreamerSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Absorbing western tale with spectacular Wyoming scenery and good cast..., 14 August 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

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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