Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Jubal is a 1956 Western starring Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, Jack Elam and Noah Beery, Jr.. What a cast! The story is downright Shakespearean, or maybe more like a Greek tragedy, except for that ride-off-into-the-sunset happy ending. This one will bear re-watching.

Glenn Ford is rescued from freezing by Ernest Borgnine, who takes him home to his cattle ranch with him. Ford quickly runs afoul of top hand Rod Steiger, and there's Borgnine's faithless wife to further complicate matters.

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DVD Talk isn't a big fan but likes Glenn Ford and says,
Jubal is interesting to watch for the meaty supporting roles given to actors usually not so lucky in big studio films or, in Bronson's case, an actor more than a decade away from real stardom.
EW gives it an A- and calls it "one of ... [Glenn Ford's] most layered Westerns — delving into the ambiguities of good and bad, with shadowy players framed by blue Wyoming sky."

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