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      Tribute to a Bad Man

      1956 1h 35m Western List
      Reviews 46% Audience Score 100+ Ratings When hot-headed rancher Jeremy Rodock (James Cagney) is shot by rustlers stealing his horses, cowboy Steve Millar (Don Dubbins) saves his life by cleaning his bullet wound. A grateful Rodock offers him a job. Ranch hand McNulty (Stephen McNally), beaten and fired by Rodock for flirting with Rodock's wife (Irene Papas), joins forces with the rustlers to once again target his old boss. After another herd is stolen, Rodock tracks down the thieves to wreak a bloody revenge. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Earns its kudos by showing the rough-and-tumble everyday working life of the cowboy. Rated: B+ Jan 24, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      lanfranco c From the natural law to the rule of the law. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Actually a very good western movie. I sure have seen a lot of them. I am a rancher myself. This one is a likeable movie! Irene Paoas was far better as the leading lady than Grace Kelly would have been. Shows more knowledge of ranching than most movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review kevin w Cagney makes it totally believable that he's a ranch owner in the middle of nowhere, Colorado, dealing with horse thieves the old fashioned way. His big problem though is that the only woman in over 200 miles is undecided as to her affections. Loads of typical Western shots, horseflesh, and cowpokes spitting gives the work authenticity, and Irene Papas makes her indecision gambit viable. The story is told through the eyes of one Don Dubbins as The Kid, and he unfortunately lacks the charisma to hold interest. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good western nice breeds of horses to Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member The actual production is very familiar looking for a Hollywood western, but James Cagney's tough ranch man character, with conviction and beliefs about life and work does add something new to the genre and makes this one worthwhile. Robert Wise's direction is as steady as ever and there's the obligatory romance issues that need sorting although this seems to take a back-foot to the action despite being integral to the plot. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member big budget western-MGM style Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When hot-headed rancher Jeremy Rodock (James Cagney) is shot by rustlers stealing his horses, cowboy Steve Millar (Don Dubbins) saves his life by cleaning his bullet wound. A grateful Rodock offers him a job. Ranch hand McNulty (Stephen McNally), beaten and fired by Rodock for flirting with Rodock's wife (Irene Papas), joins forces with the rustlers to once again target his old boss. After another herd is stolen, Rodock tracks down the thieves to wreak a bloody revenge.
      Director
      Robert Wise
      Screenwriter
      Michael Blankfort
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 25, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 35m