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Jubal (1956)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Western | 6 April 1956 (USA)
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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Russell S. Hughes (screenplay), Delmer Daves (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 ... Dr. Grant
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Trivia

Film debut of Felicia Farr. See more »

Goofs

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

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Cookie: Bacon is in the pan. Coffee is in the pot. Get it if you can, get it while it's hot.
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Referenced in America's Sweethearts (2001) See more »

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Sobre las olas
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Music by Juventino Rosas
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Underrated
6 October 2009 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

In the mid-1950's writer-director Delmer Daves made a series of superior westerns for Columbia studios. Too bad these films have not gotten their critical due from movie historians or critics. Perhaps it's because they lack the thematic continuity of a Buddy Boetticher or a John Ford to tie them together. Still each entry presents its own distinct virtues and all are greatly entertaining. If the compact, and tautly told "3:10 to Yuma" is the best of the lot, the scenic and sprawling "Jubal" runs a close second. This mid-series film features Glenn Ford's easy-going charm, a rowdy Earnest Borgnine, a luscious Valerie French, and the panoramic backdrop of Jackson Hole Wyoming. And in an odd piece of casting, which Daves seems fond of, method actor extrordinaire Rod Steiger appears as a treacherous ranch hand named of all things, Pinky! Following the dueling styles of Ford vs. Steiger is at least as interesting as the otherwise well-staged outbursts of gunplay.

Judging from other entries, such as 1958's "Cowboy", Daves seems genuinely intrigued by the real life of cowhands. Thus the cowhands in Jubal are more vividly drawn and distinctively presented than their usual role as faceless stage props. The story itself features a fairly explicit (for its time) woman in heat (French), whose scheming shenanigans set off a plot- driving chain of events, while shifting alliances among ranch hands and settlers round out a sprawling and sometimes over-generous plot. And, oh yes, making a sudden appearance half way through, a lonesome Charles Bronson in a tacked on role that perhaps provided a needed payday, (Daves and Bronson had been together in the earlier, oddball essay "Drumbeat".) If none of this sounds good, then just sit back and take in the beautifully photographed alpine landscape that has salvaged many a western much less worthy than "Jubal".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jubal Troop See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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Gross USA:

$1,800,000
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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