In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
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
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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 »
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 »
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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