Jubal Troop (Glenn Ford) is an honest, well-intentioned cowhand who has come into town looking for work. When he is injured in a riding accident, rancher Shep Horgan (Ernest Borgnine) offers him a job tending horses, but before long trouble is brewing and Morgan's coquettish wife, Mae (Valerie French) falls for Jubal. The dubious cowhand Pinky (Rod Steiger) won't stand for Jubal stealing Mae's attention away from him. He slyly convinces Shep that the well-behaved Jubal is sleeping with Mae and sends the whole Horgan ranch into an uproar.
In spite of its heavy storyline, JUBAL is actually quite a funny film. The pairing of Glenn and Borgnine makes for several amusing scenes. The plot gradually morphs from psychodrama to black comedy to comedy (similar to films like THE SWIMMER and WILD THINGS) evoking mirth and laughter, fear and loathing. Director Delmer Daves welds all of the unsuspecting chaos together, making JUBAL a non-traditional but very memorable Western.
Ernest Borgnine - American Actor, MARTY, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
Ermes Effron Borgnine - American Actor, MARTY, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
Glenn Ford - Canadian Actor/In USA
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford - Canadian Actor/In USA
Rod Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Rodney Stephen Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Felicia Farr - American Supporting Actress
Noah Beery Jr. - Actor, THE ROCKFORD FILES
Delmer Daves - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
David Raskin - Composer
Carl Anderson - Art Director, Production Designer, mid '40s-early '80s
William Fadiman - American Producer\1960s
Al Clark - American Editor/40s-50s
Charles Lawton Jr.
Russell Hughes - Writer/Adaptations
Charles Bronson - American Actor
Charles Buchinski - American Actor
Charles Buchinsky - American Actor
Charles Bunchinsky - American Actor
Valerie French - British Actress
"[F]ord's grandest ranch-based Shakespearean soap opera." - 04/15/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.65
"The aspect ratio on this early CinemaScope means this underrated potboiler looks majestically super on a widescreen TV." - 04/08/2005 USA Today, p.3E
"Its great fun to watch Ford in JUBAL..." - 05/03/2013 New York Times