DIRECTED BY RICHARD THORPE
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A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him,
causing his own son to resent the boy.
As they get older the resentment festers into hatred,
and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering
an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity
to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself.
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Burt Lancaster ... Owen Daybright
Robert Walker ... Lee Strobie
Joanne Dru ... Jen Strobie
Sally Forrest ... Lily
John Ireland ... Hub Fasken
Carleton Carpenter ... Hewie
Ray Collins ... Arch Strobie
Ted de Corsia ... Herb Backett (as Ted De Corsia)
Hugh O'Brian ... Dick Fasken
Will Wright ... Mr. Willoughby
Grayce Mills ... Mrs. Burke (as Grace Mills)
Jim Hayward ... Con Alvis (as James Hayward)
James Harrison ... Orv Esterly
Stanley Andrews ... Mead Calhoun
Irving Ravetch ... (screenplay)
Luke Short ... (based on a novel by)
Nicholas Nayfack ... producer
Rudolph G. Kopp
George J. Folsey ... director of photography
First appearance in a Western of Burt Lancaster who was borrowed from Wallis-Hazen, Inc. for the film.
Final M-G-M film for actor Robert Walker who died in 1951.
According to MGM records, the film made a profit of $841,000.
This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period
whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain;
for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies,
at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors who do not normally handle
copyrighted or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer material.
Actor Will Wright was a regular character actor in a myriad of westerns,
playing judges, ranchers, store owners, etc.
Actress Joanne Dru couldn't stand to be around horses, yet she is best known for her work in western.
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