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Man Without a Star (1955)

Approved | | Western | 1955 (UK)
A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her.

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Jeff Jimson
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Steve Miles
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Strap Davis
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Tess Cassidy
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Moccasin Mary
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Tom Cassidy (as Eddy C. Waller)
Sheb Wooley ...
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Mark Toliver
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Sheriff Olson
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Cookie (as Wm. "Bill" Phillips)
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Storyline

Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. But he doesn't like the way the other settlers are getting treated and starts to side with them, despite their introduction of the barbed wire he loathes. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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His home was his saddle...and his only friend...a six-gun! See more »

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1955 (UK)  »

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Hombre sin rumbo  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first films that Kirk Douglas made through his production company. The film went on to become a box office hit. See more »

Goofs

When Dempsey Rae and Jeff Jimson are rousted off the train near the beginning of the movie, they are standing in front of a boxcar that has a registration mark painted on the side indicating it was built in December 1923. However, the movie is set in the old West of the late 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Dempsey Rae: A maverick...a calf with no mother. No brand neither.
Jeff Jimson: Why not?
Dempsey Rae: Oh, on account he was missing at roundup time. He outgrew his mother and wandered off. Sort of like you.
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Connections

Remade as A Man Called Gannon (1968) See more »

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Man Without A Star
Music by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Vocal by Frankie Laine
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Wired up
25 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Occasionally, things come up in a movie that you've never really thought about. Today, it was the introduction of barbed wire. It is a common sight in the countryside now and yet there possibly were arguments, fights and even killing when it was first introduced. I rarely ever see Kirk Douglas in a movie that I didn't enjoy. He is extremely watchable as the easy-going, banjo playing, drifter who takes the young Tony Curtis lookalike, William Campbell under his wing. Despite a couple of dodgy editing moments, this is easy viewing stuff and although a hard edge is simmering just below the surface, it is an enjoyable watch that frequently left me with a smile on my face.


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