His character Dempsey Rae in this film is a free footloose cowpoke with charm to spare. Flippen to work in the ranch owned by the greedy Reed Bowman Jeanne Crain , who brings civilized habits from the East, like having a bathroom inside the house. When the owners of minor ranches use barbed wire fence in the open grass to protect some land for their cattle in the winter, Reed hires a gang of troublemakers leaded by Steve Miles Richard Boone to work in her ranch and tries to seduce Dempsey to convince him to help her. Double rig is for rope. Jeanne Crain is amazingly seductive and sexy with her beauty, and her manipulative character is strong but totally forgotten in the end of the story. Douglas is a wandering cowboy trying to keep ahead of the barbed wire encroaching the plains.
That's why I do most of the rope. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. And Richard Boone never gave a bad performance in his life and doesn't do so here as the foreman Jeanne Crain hires to run roughshod over the smaller ranchers. William Campbell was famous for two things, a role in the original Star Trek series as a Klingon Captain named Koloff and the fact he was married once to Judith Exner who also was linked to President Kennedy and Sam Giancana. Now ain't you the one.
I did rope, I got the chance. In his company is another drifter, young Jeff Jimson William Campbell , whom he mentors in the same line of work. Ever from Kansas City to Wyoming? When provoked he changes like lightning and he's a man not to be trifled with. Let's get some sleep, kid. Finally, however, he realizes that the small ranchers must fence off the range to protect themselves from the massive herds of a greedy rancher and her ruthless foreman and helps string and protect the wire that he hates so thoroughly. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job.
Kirk Douglas could do this better than any other actor. Dempsey Is hired by the foreman Strap Davis Jay C. Rather it deals with the implacable transition of the west from open range available to all to individually-controlled patches of range that are fenced off with barbed wire. Now he's to Rate this script: 0. Me, I ride a double.
What are we doing, now? Although it has plenty of action this is not just another action western. He meets Campbell, a farmboy eager to learn the ways of a two-fisted cowboy. Flippen, Eddy Waller, Roy Barcroft. He quits the crooked beauty and drifts into the nearby town, to renew his acquaintance with Idonee Claire Trevor , a madam with the proverbial heart of gold. Dempsey Rae is a happy wanderer, content to move further and further west to escape the fences. 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. For a man a star.
The one you got on. Reed is a 'cattle queen' who rides down the fences of her neighbors carrying the action to its absolute limit in order to prosper and make money. Was I right, was I the way I chose The is dark the way is far for a man a star. Wake up, kid, Time to go. The film traces some sex interest between Douglas and Crain, centering on a bathtub 'inside' the house. The kid's got no knife.
His affair with Jeanne Crain, with plenty of sexual innuendo, but far from being explicit, is one of the great things about this film. Douglas gets good support here from western regulars like Jay C. Dempsey Rae Douglas' character loves open range and keeps drifting north to avoid the barbed wire which destroys it. I love this under-rated western. The likable Dempsey is rocked out of his contentment by his successor at the Bowment Ranch, a brute named Steve Miles Richard Boone who feels he has to defeat every man in sight, especially when motivated by his glamorous boss. The is dark and the way is far for a man a star. Jeanne Crain as the boss bad gal did well being cast against type.
And I the because I'm the one that him out. Never a man as as you son, I hope I'd have to. Always to work cattle, folks wouldn't let me go west. Come on, you did the cut and I saw it. I don't think any actor in screen history could ever go from zero to 120 in intensity as Kirk Douglas. Each hill I see is colony Go yonder, yonder, yonder Who knows, who knows? Come on, out of there! The theme of the film is the gradual disappearance of freedom as the Wild West settles down to business and puts up barbed wire to mark the lines of investment. Texas drifter Dempsey Rae Kirk Douglas enters Wyoming in search of work as a cattle herder.