MAN WITHOUT A STAR
DIRECTED BY KING VIDOR
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. But he doesn't like the way the other settlers are getting treated and starts to side with them, despite their introduction of the barbed wire he loathes.
Written by Jeremy Perkins
Kirk Douglas ... Dempsey Rae
Jeanne Crain ... Reed Bowman
Claire Trevor ... Idonee
William Campbell ... Jeff Jimson
Richard Boone ... Steve Miles
Jay C. Flippen ... Strap Davis
Myrna Hansen ... Tess Cassidy
Mara Corday ... Moccasin Mary
Eddy Waller ... Tom Cassidy (as Eddy C. Waller)
Sheb Wooley ... Latigo
George Wallace ... Tom Carter
Frank Chase ... Little Waco
Paul Birch ... Mark Toliver
Roy Barcroft ... Sheriff Olson
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Cookie (as Wm. "Bill" Phillips)
Jack Elam ... Knife Murderer (uncredited)
and many more...
Borden Chase ... (screenplay) and
D.D. Beauchamp ... (screenplay) (as D. D. Beauchamp)
Dee Linford ... (novel)
Aaron Rosenberg ... producer
Hans J. Salter ... (uncredited)
Herman Stein ... (uncredited)
Russell Metty ... director of photography
One of the first films that Kirk Douglas made through his production company. The film went on to become a box office hit.
Three years later, Campbell and Birch would co-star as truck drivers in the popular TV series "Cannonball."
When Dempsey Rae and Jeff Jimson are rousted off the train near the beginning of the movie, they are standing in front of a boxcar that has a registration mark painted on the side indicating it was built in December 1923. However, the movie is set in the old West of the late 19th century.
In the fight scene near the end of movie, Kirk D's hat is on, then off, then on again in a continuing sequence.
The name of the ranch is the Triangle, but the branding iron is in the shape of a circle.
Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Janss Conejo Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
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