Jubal

Jubal

DVD - 2013
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In this Shakespearean tale of jealousy and betrayal, a man who is an honorable itinerant cattleman, befriended and hired by a bighearted ranch owner despite his unwillingness to talk about his past. When the new hand becomes the target of the flirtatious attentions of the owner's bored wife and is entrusted by the boss with a foreman's responsibilities, his presence at the ranch starts to rankle his shifty fellow cowhand.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, 2013
Edition: Blu-ray ed
ISBN: 9781604657265
160465726X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ceiligh
Nov 01, 2015

Great scenery cinematography but lame plot and stilted acting.

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JackPurcell
Apr 05, 2015

A horse opera better than most with an excellent cast. Includes plot, background music, suspense somewhat, and interesting other stuff. Glen Ford riding a horse with his arms stuck out like wings, folded at the elbow. I'd never noticed he did that, but it is distracting. Doe-eyed Felicia Farr does a great job of looking at Ford through doe eyes, Borgnine does his usual good job being Borgnine, and the other characters move fast through the different subplots without making themselves too obnoxious including guess who!? Jack Elam. And Rod Steiger is a superb bad guy. I'm not going to claim it's the great movie I thought it was when I was a youngster, but I will say I don't feel like slitting my wrists in shame for having watched it again.

Solid storytelling. Great acting.

kevfarley Jan 10, 2015

The whore, the madonna, and the cowboys,.. elevated above the usual soapopera by good writing and better acting.

The steriotyped women are amazing !
I hope we've grown since then (?)

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AQUILEA777
Apr 16, 2014

A tale of dark compulsions. It is NOT a retelling of Othello; plot and characters are quite different. Glenn Ford, sometimes miscast as an egotistical personality, here is perfect as the subdued Jubal.

brendancarlson Aug 20, 2013

What a fantastic drama wrapped in a Western. The cast did an amazing job on this gem. Even if you're not a big fan of Western's, you'll probably enjoy this one.

voisjoe1 Jul 17, 2013

Delmer Daves directed “Jubal, a psychological western based on a western novel that was really based on Shakespeare’s Othello.” Three men are involved with one woman, one being her husband, another an illicit suitor, and the third a stoic friend of the husband who resists the advances of the wife. The three men are played excellently by Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, and Rod Steiger, who portray or hide lust, jealousy, naivete, etc. This is much more interesting and convoluted than your run of the mill western where the cowboys fight Indians or marshals track down train robbers, etc.

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