George Marshall (1941)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Here's a classy western from Columbia, teaming two matinée idols (and drinking buddies) William Holden and Glenn Ford, competing for the love of Stagecoach's Claire Trevor. To be appreciated today it really needs colour, but it stems from the period when you didn't waste your budget if you had stars such as Ford and Holden who would attract an audience nevertheless. And without such films, the resonances Holden brought to The Wild Bunch or Ford to 3:10 to Yuma and The Fastest Gun Alive would be nonexistent, and cinema would be the poorer. George Marshall directs like a man who knows his territory, and turns out a satisfying and well-crafted movie.


Two American Civil War veterans travel home to the South, where one becomes a rustler and the other takes a job on a ranch. After going their separate ways, the former friends are drawn into a confrontation when one tries to steal the cattle that the other is driving across the state. The situation is inflamed further when it becomes apparent that both men are in love with the same woman. Western, starring William Holden, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor and George Bancroft.

Cast & Crew

Dan Thomas William Holden (2)
Tod Ramsey Glenn Ford
"Mike" King Claire Trevor
Windy Miller George Bancroft
Doc Thorpe Edgar Buchanan
Sheriff Don Beddoe
Director George Marshall
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video