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The titular Lusty Men are rodeo riders in this modern-day western, assembled with a touch of the offbeat by director Nicholas Ray. Former rodeo star Robert Mitchum, disabled by a series of accidents, hobbles back to his Oklahoma hometown in hopes of replenishing his bank account. Aspiring bronco-buster Arthur Kennedy hires Mitchum to train him for an upcoming rodeo, promising that they'll split the winnings. It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that Mitchum will soon fall hard for Kennedy's wife Susan Hayward; she can take Mitchum or leave him, but decides to take him so that he'll continue to train Kennedy. After a falling out, Mitchum quits his job and enters the rodeo himself, hoping to win the prize from the arrogant Kennedy. He proves he still has what it takes, but does so at the price of his life. The Lusty Men was co-adapted by one-time cowboy David Dotort from a Susan Hayward magazine story by Claude Stannish. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 24, 1952

Cast

Susan Hayward
as Louise Merritt
Robert Mitchum
as Jeff McCloud
Arthur Kennedy
as Wes Merritt
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Booker Davis
Frank Faylen
as Al Dawson
Walter Coy
as Buster Burgess
Carol Nugent
as Rusty Davis
Maria Hart
as Rosemary Maddox
Lorna Thayer
as Grace Burgess
Burt Mustin
as Jeremiah
Jimmy Dodd
as Red Logan
Eleanor Todd
as Babs
Hazel Boyne
Lane Bradford
as Jim-Bob Tyler
Robert Bray
as Fritz
Paul E. Burns
as Waite
Lane Chandler
as Announcer
Sam Flint
as Doctor
Riley Hill
as Hoag the Ranch Hand
Emmett Lynn
as Travis White
Dennis Moore
as Cashier
Denver Pyle
as Niko
Marshall Reed
as Jim-Bob
Chuck Roberson
as Tall Cowboy
Gerald Roberts
George Sherwood
as Vet
Glenn Strange
as Rig Ferris the Foreman
Ralph Volkie
as Slicker
Dan White
Sheb Wooley
as Slim
Sally Yarnell
Louise Saraydar
Denver Pyle
as Niko
Lane Bradford
as Jim-Bob Tyler
Riley Hill
as Hoag the Ranch Hand
Marshall Reed
as Jim-Bob
Lane Chandler
as Announcer
Emmett Lynn
as Travis White
Chuck Roberson
as Tall Cowboy
Sam Flint
as Doctor
Sheb Wooley
as Slim
Dennis Moore
as Cashier
Glenn Strange
as Rig Ferris the Foreman
Paul E. Burns
as Waite
Ralph Volkie
as Slicker
Robert Bray
as Fritz
George Sherwood
as Vet

Crew

Nicholas Ray
Director
Norman Krasna
Producer
Jerry Wald
Producer
David Dortort
Screenwriter
Horace McCoy
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ralph Dawson
Editor
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Michael Woulfe
Costume Designer
Claude Stanush
Short Story Author
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