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The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by William A. Wellman and produced by Lamar Trotti.

The Ox-Bow Incident was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated

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Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews in "The Ox-Bow Incident"

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 27, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews in "The Ox-Bow Incident" The Ox-Box Incident (1943) is an American western film directed by Wiliam A. Wellman, starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, and an extraordinary supporting cast that includes Anthony Quinn, Harry Morgan, Mary Beth Hughes, and Jane Darwell. The... Read full article

Review: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 23, 2019 From 4 Star Films

We know the score. Two drifters ride into town. They sidle up to the bar for some shots, looking for something to do in a lazy Nevada dust-hole. Their faces are equally familiar to anyone who has ever seen even a few of the old oaters. Feisty Henry Fonda as Gil Carter and his more even-keeled pal Ar... Read full article

Top Picks: The Ox-Bow Incident

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 23, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week, we're celebrating Anthony Quinn's 100th birthday with a look at one of his most underrated films, The Ox-Bow Incident (1943). Here he is at far left with Dana Andrews; Henry Fonda; Frank Conroy, and Jane Darwell. Anthony Quinn was one of old Hollywood's greatest character actors. He... Read full article

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 21, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Ox-Bow Incident Directed by William A. Wellman Written by Lamar Trotti from the novel by Walter Van Tilberg Clark 1943/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix Rental Number 168 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Gil Carter: Hangin’ is any man’s busin... Read full article

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 8, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Harry Morgan, Anthony Quinn, and many more, the film begins with two drifters (Fonda and Morgan) who enter a small western town. Soon it gets around that a man is dead and some of his cattle were also stolen. Hurriedly, a posse is put together and they ride off to... Read full article

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Gil Carter: [Gil and Art discuss their uneasiness about certain members of the posse] Besides, I like to pick my own bosses.
Art Croft: Whether we picked 'em or not, we sure got 'em.
Gil Carter: That's what I don't like. That Smith, and Bartlett, shootin' off their mouths... Farnley... and that renegade Tetley, struttin' around in his uniform pretending he's so much. He never even *saw* the South until after the war, and then only long enough to marry that kid's mother and get run outta' the place by her folks.
Art Croft: I figured there was somethin' fishy about him, dressin' up like that.
Gil Carter: For sure. Whydya' suppose he'd be livin' in this neck 'o the woods if he didn't have something to hide?

Judge Daniel Tyler: One more word out of you, Smith, and I'll have you up for impeding the course of justice.
Jenny Grier: Judge, you can't impede what don't move anyway.

[Carter and Croft are out with the posse]
Gil Carter: Doin' this in the middle of the night's crazy.
Art Croft: Thought you liked excitement?
Gil Carter: I got nothin' particular against hangin' a murderin' rustler; it's just I don't like doin' it in the dark. There's always some crazy fool who'll lose his head and start hangin' everybody in sight.
Art Croft: Us?
Gil Carter: Funnier things have happened.
Art Croft: Well we didn't have to come.
Gil Carter: Look kinda funny if we hadn't, wouldn't it?

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Head of 20th Century Fox, Darryl F. Zanuck, overcame his objections to the contentious nature of the film by insisting that it be made cheaply on studio sets.
This was the last movie ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture which received no other Academy Award nominations.
Director William A. Wellman loved the novel "The Ox-Bow Incident" and had long wanted to make it into a film, but the rights-holders insisted that he cast Mae West in any adaptation, which Wellman thought was ridiculous. Finally, Wellman bought the rights himself, and proceeded to make the film "his" way.
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