Jubal

Jubal

Delmer Daves (1956)

97min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This adaptation of Paul I Wellman's novel Jubal Troop is a fine work with a magnificent, grim performance from Glenn Ford as the eponymous drifter. But look closer and you'll recognise plot themes and motivations - yup, it's Othello out west, with Ernest Borgnine's rancher as the Moor and Rod Steiger cast in the Iago role. Loner Ford is loosely Cassio, and the suspense is stretched tightly as you long for Ford and Steiger to settle the score. Jubal works perfectly well if you have no knowledge of Shakespeare, but it certainly adds an extra layer of appreciation if you do. It's a brutal tale, well told by western maestro Delmer Daves and magnificently photographed (by Charles Lawton Jr) in the Grand Teton mountains of Wyoming.

Summary

Rancher Shep Horgan takes in injured drifter Jubal, and offers him a job. However, a jealous ranch hand takes a dislike to the new arrival, and tries to persuade Horgan that Jubal is having an affair with his wife. Western, starring Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger, Valerie French, Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine.

Cast & Crew

Jubal Troop Glenn Ford
Shep Horgan Ernest Borgnine
Pinky Rod Steiger
Mae Horgan Valerie French
Naomi Hoktor Felicia Farr
Shem Hoktor Basil Ruysdael
Sam Noah Beery Jr
Reb Haislipp Charles Bronson
Carson John Dierkes
McCoy Jack Elam
Director Delmer Daves
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
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