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The Sheepman Details

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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. [[Performer~P24236~Glenn Ford~glennford]] stars as a hard-bitten sheep farmer, running up against the opposition of cattle ranchers. [[Performer~P44255~Shirley MacLaine~shirleymaclaine]] is a no-nonsense frontier girl who becomes the bone of contention between Ford and cattle baron [[Performer~P52664~Leslie Nielsen~leslienielsen]]. Ford is able to get a leg-up in the community by humiliating Nielsen's top gun ([[Performer~P64895~Mickey Shaughnessy~mickeyshaughnessy]]) 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts George Marshall Best Film - Any Source 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Bowers Best Original Screenplay 1958 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Edward Grant Best Original Screenplay 1958 Nominee

Cast

Glenn Ford
as Jason Sweet
Shirley MacLaine
as Dell Payton
Leslie Nielsen
as Col. Bedford
Mickey Shaughnessy
as Jumbo McCall
Edgar Buchanan
as Milt Masters
Willis B. Bouchey
as Mr. Payton
Pernell Roberts
as Choctaw
Slim Pickens
as Marshal
Buzz Henry
as RED
Harry Woods
as Person
Roscoe Ates
as Person
Harry Harvey
as Person

Crew

George Marshall
Director
Edmund Grainger
Producer
James Edward Grant
Screenwriter
William Roberts
Screenwriter
William Bowers
Screenwriter
Jeff Alexander
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Winters
Editor
Hugh Hunt
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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