πŸŽ₯ The Sheepman – Glenn Ford – 1958

The Story …

Gambler Jason Sweet wins a flock of sheep in a poker game and proceeds to take them by train into the middle of cattle country.Β Before long, the townsfolk take notice (and object), but Sweet is more than up to the challenge.

The first thing he does is pick a fight with the roughest, toughest man around, “Jumbo” McCall, and beats him up. He also reveals himself to be an expert with a gun.

Dell Payton does not know what to make of him but is attracted to him, as he is to her. Her fiancΓ©, local cattle baron “Colonel” Steven Bedford, is troubled by this and also because he and Sweet know each other …

The newcomer recognizes Bedford as an old acquaintance named Johnny Bledsoe, a card shark and gunfighter gone respectable.

When Bedford finds himself losing their battle for domination, despite initially having the whole town behind him, he sends for professional gunman Chocktaw Neal.

Chocktaw and his two buddies all have grudges against Sweet. Chocktaw tries to goad Sweet into a shootout, but Sweet spots Chocktaw’s friends waiting in ambush, aiming at him with their rifles.

Dell and Milt Masters are able to disarm them, and Chocktaw, suddenly aware he is alone, panics and draws on Sweet but loses and dies. The final showdown then comes down to Bedford and Sweet (who is faster and smarter) and Bedford ends up dead, followed by his henchmen surrendering.

Later, to Dell’s utter astonishment, Sweet sells the sheep so he can buy cattle. He explains that he only kept them because he refused to be pushed around by anybody.

The couple then rides away …

Credits :

  • Directed by : George Marshall

  • Written by : William Bowers and James Edward Grant

  • Produced by : Edmund Grainger

  • Cinematography : Robert J. Bronner

  • Edited by : Ralph E. Winters

  • Music by :Jeff Alexander

  • Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

  • Distributed by : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

  • Release Date : May 7, 1958

Cast :

  • Glenn Ford as Jason Sweet

  • Shirley MacLaine as Dell Payton

  • Leslie Nielsen as “Colonel” Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe

  • Mickey Shaughnessy as “Jumbo” McCall

  • Edgar Buchanan as Milt Masters

  • Willis Bouchey as Frank Payton, Dell’s father

  • Pernell Roberts as Chocktaw Neal

  • Slim Pickens as Marshal, who goes fishing whenever there is likely to be trouble

  • Robert ‘Buzz’ Henry as Red

  • Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez as Angelo, one of Sweet’s shepherds

  • Richard Alexander as Barfly

  • Tom London as Townsman

Film Information :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheepman

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