Man Without a Star (1955) Western, Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor
Texas drifter Dempsey Rae (Kirk Douglas) enters Wyoming in search of work as a cattle herder. In his company is another drifter, young Jeff Jimson (William Campbell), whom he mentors in the same line of work. The two find employment on a ranch owned by a steely woman from the East, Reed Bowman (Jeanne Crain). When Bowman’s increasing, unfenced herds begin crowding out the smaller ranches, violence escalates on the range — and Dempsey and Jeff must choose which is the lesser of two evils.
Release date: March 24, 1955 (New York City)
Director: King Vidor
Box office: 2.2 million USD (US)
Music composed by: Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein
Screenplay: Borden Chase, D.D. Beauchamp

 

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