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The Sheepman (1958)

Passed | | Action, Romance, Western | 7 May 1958 (USA)
A brash stranger and his sheep arrive in a small town, but not soon after, the townspeople decide they've seen enough of him.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

William Bowers (screenplay), James Edward Grant (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Jason Sweet
Shirley MacLaine ... Dell Payton
Leslie Nielsen ... Col. Stephen Bedford
Mickey Shaughnessy ... Jumbo McCall
Edgar Buchanan ... Milt Masters
Willis Bouchey ... Frank Payton
Pernell Roberts ... Chocktaw Neal
Slim Pickens ... Marshal
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Red (as Buzz Henry)
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Angelo
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Storyline

A stranger in a Western cattle-town behaves with remarkable self-assurance, establishing himself as a man to be reckoned with. The reason appears with his stock: a herd of sheep, which he intends to graze on the range. The horrified inhabitants decide to run him out at all costs. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They called him the STRANGER WITH A GUN...


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In Australia "THE SHEEPMAN" was named as one of "THE ten films of 1958" by "The Australian Women's Weekly" published on Wednesday 31st December 1958 on Page 52. See more »

Goofs

After being run out of town on the train the night of the party, the next day when Jason had the train back into town, a contrail is clearly visible above the locomotive cab. See more »

Quotes

Dell Payton: Was he very bad?
Jason Sweet: Well, let's just say that he wasn't in any danger of getting a headache from the weight of all the gold stars on his crown.
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Connections

Referenced in Come Fly with Me (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffalo Girls
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Sung at the party when Sweet is taken to visit the colonel]
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This is a standard sheepman vs. cattleman plot played for laughs and it works.
9 October 1999 | by Slim-4See all my reviews

This movie is played for laughs, particularly in the early scenes. The Fall scenery of the Colorado Rockies is gorgeous. The pretty title theme by composer Jeff Alexander reappears later in another Glenn Ford outing, "The Rounders". The strong cast includes Glenn Ford, Shirley McLaine, and Leslie Nielson. Edgar Buchanan is particularly good in a supporting role.

This movie is fun to watch. Ford is good as the sheepman and Shirley McLain does well with her role as the almost-wife of bad guy Leslie Nielson. The film is a little short on action, but the witty script more than makes up for it. Most of the action occurs at the end with Sheepman Ford shooting the bad guys.

I particularly enjoyed Shirley McLain's performance. The script gives her a character with some potential and she makes the most of it. If she's done another Western I can't remember what it is.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stranger with a Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Montrose, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,283,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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