Man without a Star

Man without a Star

Kirk Douglas
Director: King Vidor Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain
, William Campbell
William Campbell
King Vidor

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In this deceptively titled and paced Western, Kirk Douglas shines in the hyper-macho role of Dempsey Rae, a good-natured drifter with a mysterious past up from Texas, a top hand with a gun, a horse, or a herd, who can even play the banjo and sing. He rides into a Wyoming town in a freight car, in the company of much younger drifter Jeff Jimson (William Campbell), who knows even less about the West than he does about life. Dempsey gets Jeff out of a few scrapes with the law, and both get hired by the foreman (Jay C. Flippen) of the Triangle Ranch. With 8,000 head, the Triangle is already the largest spread in the territory, but the new owner from back east, Miss Reed Bowman (Jeanne Crain), arrives with plans to move in another 22,000 head onto the open range, threatening to squeeze out the smaller ranches completely. Meanwhile, the other ranchers plan on saving some of the grass for winter feed and fence it off with barbed wire. When Bowman discovers that she can't hold onto Dempsey as either a man or a foreman, she seduces Jeff -- who's too quick to become a man -- to run interference on him, and hires a crew of gunmen led by Steve Miles (Richard Boone) to tear down the wire. A range war is about to break out, and Dempsey, who wants no part of barbed wire and carries the scars to show why, plans on pulling out. But then Miles and his men overplay their hand, and Dempsey throws in with the smaller ranchers. The body count suddenly starts going against Miles, who digs in for a final fight, and now it's Jeff and Bowman who find themselves caught between two unstoppable forces that they've helped unleash.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2019
UPC: 0738329239077
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 18,916

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Toby Roan; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Dempsey Rae
Jeanne Crain Reed Bowman
William Campbell Jeff Jimson
Claire Trevor Idonee
Richard Boone Steve Miles
Mara Corday Moccasin Mary
Myrna Hansen Tess Cassidy
Jay C. Flippen Strap Davis
Eddy Waller Tom Cassidy
Sheb Wooley Latigo
George Wallace Tom Carter
Frank Chase Little Waco
Paul Birch Mark Tolliver
Roy Barcroft Sheriff Olson
Malcolm Atterbury Actor
William Challee Actor
Jack Elam Drifter
Mark Hanna Actor
Jim Hayward Actor
Myron Healey Mogollon
Jack Ingram Jessup
Casey MacGregor Hammer
Ewing Mitchell Johnson
Lee Roberts Actor
Millicent Patrick Box Car Alice
William "Bill" Phillips Cookie

Technical Credits
King Vidor Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Daniel D. Beauchamp Screenwriter
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Lapis Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Frank Shaw Asst. Director
Herman Stein Score Composer
Virgil Vogel Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup

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