Jubal (1956)

Jubal could just as easily have been titled Othello Out West, even though it was officially based on a novel by Paul I. Wellman. The Othello counterpart is likable (and extremely gullible) ranch owner Shep Horgan (Ernest Borgnine). Horgan… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 24, 1956
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Variety Staff

The strong point of this gripping dramatic story set in pioneer Wyoming is a constantly mounting suspense.

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Christopher Long
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Just the kind of beautiful world where a man in need of a miracle might find one, and the kind that can be despoiled a few acts of venality.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It's an intriguing Western with big-time star appeal.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[A] taut, neurotic melodrama.

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James Kendrick
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an intense drama whose Shakespearean tensions are embodied in the enormity of the Grand Tetons beneath which it unfolds

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Jubal is a movie of roiling tensions, as the four lead characters constantly are pitted against each other due to jealousy, deceit and misunderstandings.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

This is less Shakespeare than Hollywood melodrama in chaps and Daves was a seasoned hand at both genres.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Okay western with many familiar faces. Steiger makes a good hissable villian but the ending is anti-climatic.
Henrik Schunk
A solid western which shares more with a Shakespearean tragedy than a gunslinger pulp mag. Set on a cattle farm, thins stir up as new arrival Jubal (Ford)… More