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The Sheepman (1958)

Approved | | Western | 7 May 1958 (USA)
A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jason Sweet
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Dell Payton
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Col. Stephen Bedford
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Jumbo McCall
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Milt Masters
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Frank Payton
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Chocktaw Neal
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Marshal
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Red (as Buzz Henry)
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Angelo
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A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he intends to graze on the range. The horrified inhabitants decide to run him out at all costs. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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They called him the STRANGER WITH A GUN...

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Trivia

Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez is the grandfather of Clifton Collins Jr., actor, (Tigerland, The Replacrment Killers, One Eight Seven). For a time Collins used the name Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzslez, in homage to his grandfather. See more »

Goofs

When Jason and the Colonel have their shootout in the Colonel's house slow motion replay shows that Jason's gunshot is pointing at the floor when it goes off, and yet the Colonel dies. See more »

Quotes

Dell Payton: I don't believe it, I just don't believe it...
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Referenced in De ondergang van de Onan (1976) See more »

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Buffalo Girls
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Traditional
[Sung at the party when Sweet is taken to visit the colonel]
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Funny Western
22 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

A man comes into a town to settle down with his flock of sheep, something that does not sit well with the resident cattlemen. The film contains a number of funny characters. About the only character who's serious is future funny man Nielsen as the villain who rules the town until Ford arrives. Ford is terrific in the title role of an easygoing fellow who just wants to settle down with his sheep. MacLaine is charming as a feisty young woman who is betrothed to Nielsen, unaware of his shady past. The supporting cast includes such veterans as Buchanan, Shaughnessy, and Pickens. Under the capable direction of veteran Marshall, the film moves at a breezy pace.


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