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      The Sheepman

      Released May 7, 1958 1h 25m Western Comedy List
      Reviews 64% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Sheep farmer Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) arrives in a small Western cattle town and promptly clashes with local tough guy Jumbo McCall (Mickey Shaughnessy). He also irks Stephen Bedford (Leslie Nielsen), a wealthy cattleman, with his advances toward Bedford's girlfriend, Dell Payton (Shirley MacLaine). With the entire town in an uproar over Sweet's behavior, Bedford arranges for Chocktaw Neal (Pernell Roberts), a seasoned gunslinger, to shoot him down. Read More Read Less

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      André Bazin L'Obs (France) Probably the best Western I've seen in months, if not years. Dec 7, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The always reliable Glenn Ford is perfect for the part, but the film is stolen by the shifty W.C. Fields windbag misanthropic comic character portrayal by Edgar Buchanan. Rated: B May 15, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Not the least bit amusing despite the stars. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Jeff S Glenn Ford is really good as the smart, fast-shooting newcomer who gets a rude welcome and turns it all back around while Edgar Buchanan is fabulous as usual in a supporting role. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/14/24 Full Review Audience Member One of the best westerns I’ve ever seen loved every minute of it highly recommend it, James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, November 11, 2023 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review kevin w 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. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great western movie! Loved every minute of it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member An exciting picture, solidly based on one of the fiercest Western issues--George Marshall--Glenn Ford Classic; One Hilarious Western Satire!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Sheep farmer Jason Sweet (Glenn Ford) arrives in a small Western cattle town and promptly clashes with local tough guy Jumbo McCall (Mickey Shaughnessy). He also irks Stephen Bedford (Leslie Nielsen), a wealthy cattleman, with his advances toward Bedford's girlfriend, Dell Payton (Shirley MacLaine). With the entire town in an uproar over Sweet's behavior, Bedford arranges for Chocktaw Neal (Pernell Roberts), a seasoned gunslinger, to shoot him down.
      Director
      George Marshall
      Producer
      Edmund Grainger
      Screenwriter
      William Bowers, James Edward Grant
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 7, 1958, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 25, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 25m