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Tribute to a Badman


The catch-all title Tribute to a Bad Man had been floating around MGM for years (at one point, it was the working title for [[Feature~V3706~The Bad and the Beautiful~thebadandthebeautiful]]) before it was finally affixed to this big-budget western. Originally intended as a vehicle for [[Performer~P71578~Spencer Tracy~spencertracy]], the film was recast with [[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]] when Tracy walked out of his MGM contract. Cagney stars as no-nonsense land baron Jeremy Rodock, who...more