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Jubal

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1956
  • Delmer Daves
  • 97 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western drama starring Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine. Drifter Jubal Troop's arrival at Shep Horgan's cattle ranch causes tension when he attracts advances from Horgan's young wife.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jubal TroopGlenn Ford
Shep HorganErnest Borgnine
PinkyRod Steiger
Mae HorganValerie French
Naomi HoktorFelicia Farr
Shem HoktorBasil Ruysdael
SamNoah Beery Jr
Reb HaislippCharles Bronson
CarsonJohn Dierkes
McCoyJack Elam

Crew

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DirectorDelmer Daves

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Released on
1956-07-18
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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