Tribute to a Badman

Tribute to a Badman

James Cagney
Director: Robert Wise Cast: James Cagney
James Cagney
, Don Dubbins
Don Dubbins
, Stephen McNally
Stephen McNally
Robert Wise

DVD (Wide Screen)

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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 The Bad and the Beautiful) before it was finally affixed to this big-budget western. Originally intended as a vehicle for Spencer Tracy, the film was recast with James Cagney when Tracy walked out of his MGM contract. Cagney stars as no-nonsense land baron Jeremy Rodock, who plays by his own rules, his own sense of justice and his own code of honor. Young cowhand Steve Miller (Don Dubbins) learns the hard way what it means to incur Rodock's wrath when he falls in love with Jocasta Constantine (Irene Papas), whom Rodock considers his own personal property. Through the example of the even-tempered Miller, however, Rodock rediscovers his own essential humanity. The film's "money scene" takes place when Rodock punishes a group of scraggly horse thieves by forcing them to march barefoot through the sagebrush.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2009
UPC: 0883316213353
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 33,564

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Jeremy Rodock
Don Dubbins Steve Miller
Stephen McNally McNulty
Irene Papas Jocasta Constantine
Vic Morrow Lars Peterson
James Griffith Barjak
Lee Van Cleef Fat Jones
Onslow Stevens Hearn
James Bell L.A. Peterson
Jeanette Nolan Mrs. L.A. Peterson
Chubby Johnson Baldy
Royal Dano Abe
Peter Chong Cooky
Charles Anthony Hughes First Buyer
Billy Dix Cowboy
Roy Engel Second buyer
John Halloran Cowboy
J. Anthony Hughes First buyer
Tom London Cowboy
James McCallion Shorty
Dennis Moore Cowboy
Bud Osborne Cowboy
Carl Pitti Tom
Buddy Roosevelt Cowboy
Clint Sharp Red

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Michael Blankfort Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Fred MacLean Set Decoration/Design
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
Ralph Winters Editor
Sam Zimbalist Producer

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