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The Sheepman (1958)

Approved | | Western | 7 May 1958 (USA)
A brash stranger and his sheep arrive in a small town, but not soon after, the townspeople decide they've seen enough of him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jason Sweet
... Dell Payton
... Col. Stephen Bedford
... Jumbo McCall
... Milt Masters
... Frank Payton
... Chocktaw Neal
... Marshal
... Red (as Buzz Henry)
... Angelo
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Storyline

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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Western

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7 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Stranger with a Gun  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,283,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,535,000, 31 December 1958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,735,000, 31 December 1958
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Glen ford was almost 18 years older than Shirley Maclean. See more »

Goofs

After being run out of town on the train the night of the party, the next day when Jason had the train back into town, a contrail is clearly visible above the locomotive cab. 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 »

Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug
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Written by Joseph Winner
Played as one of the dance tunes
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No Destry Rides Again but still worth seeing

The title of this film is misleading, a sheepman makes you think of a shepherd and a light comedy, and even though it is partly a comedy, it has its share of violence and drama. George Marshall was an expert at this combination of styles he directed "Destry Rides Again" (1939), "Texas" (1941), "Destry" (1954). What "The Sheepman" does not lack is great actors: Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, Edgar Buchanan, Mickey Shaughnessy and Leslie Nilsen. Nilsen plays a charismatic "bad man", he seems so nice and friendly, and all of a sudden turns into a rattlesnake. Edgar Buchanan is Milt Masters, a likable guy with no morals and that has no qualms about it. Mickey Shaughnessy is Jumbo, supposed to be the toughest guy in town. There is a good chemistry between MacLaine and Glenn Ford, she falls for him gradually, which woman could resist such a perfect hero? Even though it has the same style it does not come close to "Destry Rides Again", but it is still an enjoyable western.


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