Reviews

  • Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
    Aug 02, 2021

    Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, and Leslie Neilson star in this oddball Westerner about a guy who decides to herd sheep in cattle country. Why? There's no reason given. He proves formidable to opposition against him though but is started on a collision course with the local head honcho, a cattleman. Why? Again there is no reason given. So what's the effort driving for? To prove that stubborn mule-headedness is its own reward? Or is this simply a charisma vehicle to let the stars merely entertain? If that's the case, then that's okay, 'cause that's what it does. Mickey Shaunessy steals the film as strong-but-dumb comic relief.

    Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine, and Leslie Neilson star in this oddball Westerner about a guy who decides to herd sheep in cattle country. Why? There's no reason given. He proves formidable to opposition against him though but is started on a collision course with the local head honcho, a cattleman. Why? Again there is no reason given. So what's the effort driving for? To prove that stubborn mule-headedness is its own reward? Or is this simply a charisma vehicle to let the stars merely entertain? If that's the case, then that's okay, 'cause that's what it does. Mickey Shaunessy steals the film as strong-but-dumb comic relief.

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Great western movie! Loved every minute of it.

    Great western movie! Loved every minute of it.

  • Sep 11, 2014

    An exciting picture, solidly based on one of the fiercest Western issues--George Marshall--Glenn Ford Classic; One Hilarious Western Satire!!

    An exciting picture, solidly based on one of the fiercest Western issues--George Marshall--Glenn Ford Classic; One Hilarious Western Satire!!

  • May 09, 2014

    ok western but not a comedy

    ok western but not a comedy

  • Aug 27, 2013

    yep ... Ford and McLaine .... whaddya want ?

    yep ... Ford and McLaine .... whaddya want ?

  • Jul 16, 2013

    An entertaining, somewhat unusual western, with a good cast, that tensely balances humor and seriousness, intelligence and violence, wildness and restraint (much like Glenn Ford individually).

    An entertaining, somewhat unusual western, with a good cast, that tensely balances humor and seriousness, intelligence and violence, wildness and restraint (much like Glenn Ford individually).

  • Feb 26, 2013

    Sheep rancher Glenn Ford feuds with evil cattle rancher Leslie Nielsen. Shirley MacLaine is the cowgirl love interest they're also battling over, in this rather uneven mix of western action and bits of comedy. There's a good supporting cast of western regulars, including Slim Pickens, Edgar Buchanan and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, which also helps. It's not the greatest western, but the cast makes it worth watching, particularly seeing Ford do a little bit of comedy.

    Sheep rancher Glenn Ford feuds with evil cattle rancher Leslie Nielsen. Shirley MacLaine is the cowgirl love interest they're also battling over, in this rather uneven mix of western action and bits of comedy. There's a good supporting cast of western regulars, including Slim Pickens, Edgar Buchanan and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, which also helps. It's not the greatest western, but the cast makes it worth watching, particularly seeing Ford do a little bit of comedy.

  • Feb 23, 2013

    OK Western with a humourous mix

    OK Western with a humourous mix

  • Jul 05, 2012

    Thursday, July 5, 2012 (1958) The Sheepman WESTERN Glenn Ford stars as Jason whose labelled as "The Sheepman" whose trying to make attempts to make a living out in a strictly cattle town and of course expecting some very strong opposition. The movie also stars Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielson(The Naked Gun). It's well photographed, characters are well developed and is well technocolored. 3 out of 4

    Thursday, July 5, 2012 (1958) The Sheepman WESTERN Glenn Ford stars as Jason whose labelled as "The Sheepman" whose trying to make attempts to make a living out in a strictly cattle town and of course expecting some very strong opposition. The movie also stars Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielson(The Naked Gun). It's well photographed, characters are well developed and is well technocolored. 3 out of 4

  • Jul 06, 2011

    Shirley MacLaine steals the show as Dell, a Jean's & Cowboy Boots wearing, Annie Oakley-esque Gunslinging woman who also is as comfortable in a frilly gown. She has her choice of her two rival leading men, Glenn Ford as Jason Sweet, the unwelcome Sheepman, & Leslie Nielsen as Col.Bedford, the towns most prominent Cattle Hearder.The Overbearing Jason Sweet sets up his herd of Sheep to graze in Cattle Country, that doesn't set well with the town, who is under the influence of Col.Bedford, & they trick him & drive him out of town on the rails, but Sweet comes back.Hired gunman are brought in, & there is a Gunfight & Dell & an Old Man are his only help, but Sweet isn't a man you can get rid of, & he gets the girl too.Fairly predictable, but entertaining.

    Shirley MacLaine steals the show as Dell, a Jean's & Cowboy Boots wearing, Annie Oakley-esque Gunslinging woman who also is as comfortable in a frilly gown. She has her choice of her two rival leading men, Glenn Ford as Jason Sweet, the unwelcome Sheepman, & Leslie Nielsen as Col.Bedford, the towns most prominent Cattle Hearder.The Overbearing Jason Sweet sets up his herd of Sheep to graze in Cattle Country, that doesn't set well with the town, who is under the influence of Col.Bedford, & they trick him & drive him out of town on the rails, but Sweet comes back.Hired gunman are brought in, & there is a Gunfight & Dell & an Old Man are his only help, but Sweet isn't a man you can get rid of, & he gets the girl too.Fairly predictable, but entertaining.