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The Sheepman (1958)

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>

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Taglines:

They called him the STRANGER WITH A GUN...

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In Colorado ist der Teufel los See more »

Filming Locations:

Montrose, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,283,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,535,000, 31 December 1958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,735,000, 31 December 1958
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of G. Pat Collins. See more »

Goofs

When Jason is in the bar early in the movie, he puts the cigar in his mouth although he had just put it there a split second before. See more »

Quotes

Dell Payton: I don't believe it, I just don't believe it...
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Connections

Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Folks
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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Funny Western
22 March 2011 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A man comes into a town to settle down with his flock of sheep, something that does not sit well with the resident cattlemen. The film contains a number of funny characters. About the only character who's serious is future funny man Nielsen as the villain who rules the town until Ford arrives. Ford is terrific in the title role of an easygoing fellow who just wants to settle down with his sheep. MacLaine is charming as a feisty young woman who is betrothed to Nielsen, unaware of his shady past. The supporting cast includes such veterans as Buchanan, Shaughnessy, and Pickens. Under the capable direction of veteran Marshall, the film moves at a breezy pace.


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