The Sheepman (1958)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - May 7, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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aristocracy, bad-guy, bar [pub], battle [war], cattle, cattlemen, cowboy, enemy, expose [revelation], family, good-guy, gunfighter, help, herd [group], invasion, land, love, man, meeting, opposition, outwit, owner, past, problems, ranch, range-war, rival, ruination, secrets, sheep, showdown, surprise, territory, town, tycoon, winner