The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's complaint, the war he wages to force Ballard to nurse the emaciated animals back to health escalates into a vigilante manhunt, murder and the possible defeat of Wyoming's bid for statehood. Written by
All men want justice. Few are willing to pay the price.
Did You Know?
The Wyoming state flag depicts a bison bull; The word "jack" is an archaic term for a flag; An early version of this flag appears in the film. See more
At the end of the movie, Myrl is hanged using the Julian gallows and the state was celebrating Statehood. Wyoming was admitted to the United States on 10 July 1890. The gallows used to hang Mryl was invented by Cheyenne architect, James P. Julian in 1892, two years after statehood. See more
Myrl Redding didn't fail the law. The law failed Myrl.
Ring them Bells
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
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