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Jubal (1956)

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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

THE SOMETIMES VIOLENT STORY OF A DRIFTIN' COWHAND! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,800,000, 31 December 1956
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

About working with Rod Steiger, Glenn Ford said, "Rod, well, in kindness, I think I should say he did a great job with his role. However, the 'Method' got a little too much for some of us, especially the wranglers. Look, Rod won an Academy Award, didn't he? And so did Ernie (Ernest Borgnine), so whatever Rod was doing in his role for 'Jubal' probably worked for him. He was intense, I'll tell you that." See more »

Goofs

Aside from Pinky, another character in the movie, Doctor Grant played by actor Robert Burton, was also wearing a modern day wristwatch on his left wrist. The scene was when the doctor had announced that the rancher's wife was already dead and that it's all Pinky's doing. See more »

Quotes

Shep Horgan: What time is it?
'Pinky' Pinkum: About ten.
Shep Horgan: Something wrong?
'Pinky' Pinkum: Reb rode off. Your new foreman Jubal Troop ain't back yet.
Shep Horgan: He took Mae home.
'Pinky' Pinkum: That's right, and he ain't back.
Shep Horgan: What you trying to make of it?
'Pinky' Pinkum: I ain't trying to make nothing of it. And if you don't want to make nothing of it, I ain't going to make nothing out of it either.
Shep Horgan: You got something eating you. What?
'Pinky' Pinkum: Mae and Jube, together.
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Soundtracks

Sobre las olas
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
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Glenn Ford and Charles Bronson
24 June 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

This western is a rewarding film that has a great cast and the wonderful scenery of Wyoming's Grand Tetons. The tragic elements of high drama are here in this solid adult western where a wife's unhappiness and flawed values conspire to make an innocent man a fugitive from justice. Glenn Ford is the traditional western cowboy, a man of strength, toughness, and character who becomes a trusted ranch foreman while spurning the advances of an amorous but insecure married woman. Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, and Charles Bronson are great in this film. Felicia Farr and Valerie French are also excellent in romantic angles as women with very different approaches to relationships with men. This western deserves greater popularity than it has received.


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