Jubal (1956)



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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 hires handsome drifter Cassioer, Jubal Troop (Glenn Ford) as a cowhand, much to the delight of the film's "Desdemona", Horgan's hedonistic wife Mae (Valerie French). The "Iago" of the proceedings is psychotic ranch hand Pinky (Rod Steiger), who, envious of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Wellman, Russell Hughes, Delmer Daves, Russell S. Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2005
Columbia Pictures


as Jubal Troop

as Shep Horgan

as 'Pinky' Pinkum

as Mae Horgan

as Naomi Hoktor

as Shem Hoktor

as Reb Haislipp

as Dr. Grant

as Charity Hoktor

as Jake Slavin

as Jim Tolliver

as Cookie

as Tolliver Boy

as Tolliver Boy

as McCoy

as One of the Tolliver ...
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Critic Reviews for Jubal

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

[A] taut, neurotic melodrama.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 9, 2013
Creative Loafing

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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2013
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Jubal


Okay western with many familiar faces. Steiger makes a good hissable villian but the ending is anti-climatic.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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) catches the eye of the bosses wife. What unfolds is the timeless dance of jealousy and survival. While very dense in structure, the cast makes this movie very enjoyable and lively. Glenn Ford delivers, so does Rod Steiger who plays a delightfully evil nemesis and adds an existential depth to the film, unusual for classic US westerns.

Great if youlije Westerns !

Henrik Schunk

Super Reviewer


Lifelong movie addict and classic movie lover. I have seen over 30,000 films in my life and have 10,000 films in my personal library.

James Higgins

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