Glenn Ford Westerns …. The Violent Men / 1955

MFW: Dear people,

I can’t tell if my screw up on this post was due to my legendary incompetence in operating a blog – or whether it’s due to WordPress changing things on their interface. Possibly both. I hope things are fixed now. I better play it safe and accept the responsibility. I’m surely capable of such feats. LOL! Onward. Thanks for watching.

The Violent Men / 1955

With The Violent Men we arrive at one of Glenn Ford’s better known and more popular Westerns.

Wikipedia says: “The Violent Men is a CinemaScope Western film drama from 1955. It was directed by Rudolph Maté, and starred Glenn Ford along with Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson as a bickering married couple at odds with cattlemen in their small town. Brian Keith and Dianne Foster co-starred. Based on the novel Smoky Valley by Donald Hamilton.”

Richard Jaekel also appears.

The Americano posters

Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford


Glenn Ford 2

Rough Company - The Violent Men
Rough Company – The Violent Men

People seemed to have problems with the title … so they changed it.
I wondered about it myself.

Not a great Western … but a great cast keeps it interesting.

Next on Glenn Ford Westerns – the 50’s:

The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

We’ve already had a look at Jubal (1956).
so moving on …

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4 thoughts on “Glenn Ford Westerns …. The Violent Men / 1955”

  1. I grew up knowing this, (The Violent Men), as ‘Rough Company’ – a much more interesting and apt title that was used for the British release which I first saw in ’55 when I was seven. This and ‘Shane’, ‘3.10 to Yuma’, ‘Jubal’, ‘The Far Country’ and ‘The Man From Laramie’ have remained my all time favourite Westerns for over 65 years.

    1. I recently The Violent Men again. The crafting and Casting of Filmmaking during the Studio era was immediately recalled by me – and appreciated. Broderick Crawford was originally intended for Robinson’s role – Robinson stepped in and didn’t miss a beat. It was also interesting to watch Brian Keith as a bad man, since he almost exclusively played good guys later in his career. These Movies are Classics in their craftmanship.

  2. They change things and a couple of weeks afterwards, they mention that “OH we changed it.” And there have been some issues with their servers lately. Some serious ones. I suspect it ain’t you. Or maybe, it’s just all of us.

    1. I often use previous posts as a template – inserting new copy and graphics … but inexplicably it retained the LIkes and Comments from before – and a couple of other things – then got posted before it was finished – though it never made it to the emails, it appeared on the blog. I never noticed until it had been up for a while – had to trash it and go again. Whew !

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