Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)





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A hard-bitten rancher fights to keep his enormous Colorado spread intact. In order to keep his ranch hands in line and to deter cattle rustles and horse thieves, he frequently devises cruel torments or resorts to hanging. One day he hires a newly arrived Pennsylvania grocery clerk as his newest hand. The greenhorn is appalled by his new employer's brutal methods. Trouble brews when the rookie cowpoke falls in love with his boss's love. This was the last western in which actor James Cagney appeared.
Classics , Western
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James Cagney
as Jeremy Rodock
Don Dubbins
as Steve Miller
Irene Papas
as Jocasta Constantine
Vic Morrow
as Lars Peterson
James Griffith
as Barjack
James Bell
as L.A. Peterson
Jeanette Nolan
as Mrs. L.A. Peterson
Lee Van Cleef
as Fat Jones
Peter Chong
as Cooky
J. Anthony Hughes
as First buyer
Roy Engel
as Second buyer
Bud Osborne
as Cowboy
John Halloran
as Cowboy
Tom London
as Cowboy
Dennis Moore
as Cowboy
Billy Dix
as Cowboy
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Critic Reviews for Tribute to a Bad Man

All Critics (1)

Earns its kudos by showing the rough-and-tumble everyday working life of the cowboy.

Full Review… | January 24, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Tribute to a Bad Man

Cagney elevates this western as a hard driving ranch master who metes out prarie justice. Papas is strong as the love interest of two men but Dubbins is a non-entity as the second lead and hurts the film.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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James Cagney didn't make many westerns, and that's probably just as well But check out the way he pronounces "Pennsyvania" like a true cowboy.

Judy Phillips
Judy Phillips

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