The Desperadoes / 1943
Not a favorite … but still interesting as part of
Glenn Ford’s Western Filmography.
Lots of promotion, smoke, and furore … if nothing else.
Moving on …
My review? It’s a good Western – have a look.
Jubal / 1956:
Glenn Ford is now 40 years old and a full blown Western Movie Star in the Golden Era of Western Film – the 50’s. The notable cast of Jubal includes 4 other fellers: Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Charles Bronson, and Jack Elam. Borgnine, Bronson and Elam have all been moving steadily up the ladder from being movie Extras – to Badguys – to supporting actor roles and now enjoy Star billing. Rod Steiger (the main badguy in Jubal) is already a well established actor for his roles in On the Waterfront (1954) (with Marlon Brando), and as that “low down dirty pig stealer” Jud Fry from Oklahoma (1955) (“where the wind keeps sweepin’ down the plain, and the waving wheat” …. well … you know what I’m talking about).
Meanwhile two gals, Valerie French and Felicia Farr have principal roles.
Jubal Sackett is a novel by great Western writer Louis L’Amour
which developed into a worthy TV mini-series: The Sacketts (1979)
starring Glenn Ford – among an All Star Western cast of:
Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck, Jack Elam, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens,
L.Q. Jones, John Vernon, and Louis L’Amour himself.
Garry mentioned Jubal … so I thought we’d take a look at it.
Most of Ford‘s 15 (or so) Westerns were pretty good and Jubal is right up there.
Jubal – an unusual name for a movie –
is from the 1939 novel Jubal Troop by Paul Wellman.
Glenn Ford Jubal (Troop).
Just for curiosity Borgnine, Bronson and Elam had also all appeared together in Vera Cruz (1954).
Jubal / Part 2 … coming up …
A Western Film career spanning 35 years.