Man Without a Star (1955)

Man Without a Star (1955)

Released: 1955
Genre: Genre, Western
Director: King Vidor
Starring: Claire Trevor, Jeanne Crain, Kirk Douglas, ,
Run time: 89 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: USA
Views: 123332

Synopsis

Storyline:
Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of persuasion to get Rae to take the job. But he doesn’t like the way the other settlers are getting treated and starts to side with them, despite their introduction of the barbed wire he loathes.
Written by
Jeremy Perkins {J-26}
User Reviews: In ‘Man Without a Star’ Kirk Douglas as Dempsey Rae, gives a great performance; an outgoing cowboy, unstable and with fits of euphoria. This film is able to capture the beauty of the west, of the big herds of cattle, and the daily life of the cowboys. Dempsey is running away from barbed wire, which to him means the end of freedom. He calls himself a man without a star because he is obsessed about his freedom of choice, whereas following a star will bind him to a predetermined life. His affair with Jeanne Crain, with plenty of sexual innuendo, but far from being explicit, is one of the great things about this film. William Campbell has a very important part as an easterner who wants to become a cowboy and Douglas is there to teach him.

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