DIRECTED & WRITTEN BY DELMER DAVES
COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
Found injured by rancher Shep Horgan, Jubal Troop is offered a job as cowhand and soon gains Shep's trust. Mae Horgan, feeling she's been trapped into marriage with Shep, takes a shine to Jubal, although he is more interested in Naomi Hoktor who is travelling with a wagon train camped on Shep's land. Pinky, until now top hand and used to Mae's favours himself, doesn't think much of the new deal and trouble is inevitable.
Written by Jeremy Perkins
Glenn Ford ... Jubal Troop
Ernest Borgnine ... Shep Horgan
Rod Steiger ... 'Pinky' Pinkum
Valerie French ... Mae Horgan
Felicia Farr ... Naomi Hoktor
Basil Ruysdael ... Shem Hoktor
Noah Beery Jr. ... Sam - Horgan Rider
Charles Bronson ... Reb Haislipp
John Dierkes ... Carson - Horgan Rider
Jack Elam ... McCoy - Bar 8 Rider
Robert Burton ... Dr. Grant
and many more...
Russell S. Hughes ... (screenplay) &
Delmer Daves ... (screenplay)
Paul Wellman ... (novel) (as Paul I. Wellman)
William Fadiman ... producer
Charles Lawton Jr. ... director of photography
Film debut of Felicia Farr.
Both Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger starred in the title role of "Marty". Steiger in the 1953 television version (The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953)) and Borgnine in the Academy Award winning 1955 version, Marty (1955)/
Filmed along the Grand Teton Range in Jackson Hole, WY. The lake is Lake Jackson.
About working with Rod Steiger, Glenn Ford said, "Rod . . . well, in kindness I think I should say he did a great job with his role. However, the 'Method' got a little too much for some of us, especially the wranglers . . . Look, Rod won an Academy Award, didn't he? And so did Ernie [Ernest Borgnine], so whatever Rod was doing in his role for 'Jubal' probably worked for him. He was intense, I'll tell you that."
Very loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's "Othello"--Shep corresponds to Othello, Pinky to Iago and Jubal to Cassio. Naomi's gift of a handkerchief echoes a similar gift from Bianca, but is not used further as a plot device
From Shakespeare's Othello, Shep corresponds to Othello, Pinky to Iago and Jubal to Cassio. Naomi's gift of a handkerchief echoes a similar gift from Bianca, but is not used further as a plot device.
Eleven years later Charles Bronson and Ernest Borgnine would co-star in The Dirty Dozen (1967).
When Jubal first walks into the ranch house to eat breakfast, between two buildings behind him you can just see the front end of a 1940s-era pickup truck. A short time later as Shep walks into the house, the truck is gone.
Aside from Pinky, another character in the movie, Doctor Grant played by actor Robert Burton, was also wearing a modern day wristwatch on his left wrist. The scene was when the doctor had announced that the rancher's wife was already dead and that it's all Pinky's doing.
When they are after Jubal, Pinky is wearing a modern wristwatch on his right wrist.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA