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The Sheepman (1958)





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The Sheepman was touted as a comedy by some of MGM's publicity people. It really isn't, but this western does have its lighthearted moments. Glenn Ford stars as a hard-bitten sheep farmer, running up against the opposition of cattle ranchers. Shirley MacLaine is a no-nonsense frontier girl who becomes the bone of contention between Ford and cattle baron Leslie Nielsen. Ford is able to get a leg-up in the community by humiliating Nielsen's top gun (Mickey Shaughnessy) in public. The range war comes to an end when Ford and Nielsen go one-to-one. Because The Sheepman didn't do well in its initial engagements, MGM reissued the picture under the more aggressive title The Stranger With a Gun.


Glenn Ford
as Jason Sweet
Shirley MacLaine
as Dell Payton
Leslie Nielsen
as Johnny Bledsoe
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Jumbo McCall
Edgar Buchanan
as Milt Masters
Willis Bouchey
as Mr. Payton
Slim Pickens
as Marshal
Harry Woods
as Cattle Rancher in Restaurant
Roscoe Ates
as Town Loafer
Harry Harvey
as General Store Proprietor
Tom Greenway
as Rancher
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All Critics (2)

Probably the best Western I've seen in months, if not years.

December 7, 2021 | Full Review…

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.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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