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Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) was a Western Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Sam Zimbalist.

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Tribute to a Bad Man ( 1956 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Jul 25, 2019 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I was a boy when I entered Mr. Rodock's valley but when I left I wasn't a boy anymore. I had picked up a few pointers about how men died quickly and how they kept from dying quickly; how to be cruel and how not to be cruel; and what love isn't, and what it is." Steve Miller ( Don Dubbins ), a Penn... Read full article


Tribute to a Bad Man

By RBuccicone on Jun 25, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) ???? James Cagney would never be my first pick to?act in a western. The star who made his name playing gangsters and later returned to his native song-and-dance genre did not exude “cowboy”, at least not at this point in his career. In Tribute to a Bad Man, Ca... Read full article


Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

By Judy on Sep 7, 2009 From Movie Classics

This is my second ? last-minute! ? contribution to the Robert Wise blog-athon, being hosted at the Octopus Cinema website. I?ve just re-watched this Western starring my favourite actor, James Cagney, which is the tale of a tough, driven owner of a horse ranch in Wyoming, and wanted to write down a f... Read full article


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Quotes from

Fat Jones: [In the bunkhouse: Steve is moving in] Say, friend... You don't just happen to have one of them new mail order catalogues?
Steve Miller: No, I ain't.
Fat Jones: Feller told me they had pictures in them this year - women in corsets.
Wrangler in bunkhouse: Fats, you got a dirty mind. That's why you'll never amount to nothin'.
Fat Jones: I ain't seen a woman - outside 'o Jocasta - in eight months. And you ain't gettin' no prettier.
[Other wrangler gives him the finger]


Jeremy Rodock: You know, I ain't got you figured yet, McNulty. You act like a man with a lot of ideas. But all of them second rate... and not one honorable.


Jocasta Constantine: Go home. Before you kill your first man. Or put a rope on your first hanging, and it begins to eat you up alive. Learn a decent trade. Find yourself a nice girl and get married. Live in a place where you can bring up children. A normal life. A normal life that... Steve, I... I'm sorry. Sometimes I think you're my own man. The old dreams.


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Spencer Tracy was cast as Jeremy Roderick, but was replaced by James Cagney as Mr. Tracy complained, and refused, to work because of the altitude of working in the Rockies.
Robert Francis was originally cast in the role of Steve Miller but he died in a plane crash two weeks before he was set to begin filming on location in Colorado. He was replaced by Don Dubbins.
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Also directed by Robert Wise




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