Man Without a Star

 (165)6.91 h 29 min19557+
Ranch foreman helps lady owner fight neighboring rancher in barbed wire war. Kirk Douglas.
King Vidor
Kirk DouglasJeanne CrainClaire Trevor
English [CC]
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Richard BooneJay C. FlippenWilliam Campbell
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francescoReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A man without a star but with a past that haunts him
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While drifters Dempsey Rae and Jeffrey Jimson are on the train to some Wyoming town we guess they are both from Kansas City (Kansas) even if later Rae tells Jimson that he and his brother had a big spread in Texas and it was all open range but then they brought in the barbed wire which brought in fighting and killing. Rae's brother got himself killed and Rae began to drift north but the wire is catching up with him again, however it's a woman who has an essential role in the movie in fact the owner of a brothel and maybe an old flame of Rae's called Idonee incites Rae to stop running because no matter where he goes he is going to run into that same fence and it always has wire on it. This movie is an easy recommendation to fans of Kirk Douglas or the western genre.
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Jerome HilerReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A most satisfying film
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Man Without A Star is a fairly short film that that never lets up. The plot develops rapidly and is packed with action, humor, spectacle and drama. It abounds in director Vidor's knack of expressing vividly tactile action from the opening scene to the end. A small film for Vidor, it displays a lifetime of experience in its easy yet powerful sense of screen composition. One of Kirk Douglas' most appealing and impressive performances.
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MichaelReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
... buying imported blu-rays but I must say I was delighted at the quality of this Spanish offering
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I am usually reticent about buying imported blu-rays but I must say I was delighted at the quality of this Spanish offering. English is available without mandatory subtitles and the Technicolor 1:85 transfer just shines. Kirk Douglas provides a truly vibrant performance. King Vidor's direction made me wish he had made westerns his career focus. It is all capped off with Frankie Laine's title track. Worth every penny.
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Sam C.Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all time favorite (sure a corny good guys beat the bad guys ...
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One of my all time favorite (sure a corny good guys beat the bad guys just like nearly every other western ever made) but Kirk and the supporting cast put on an over the top real life like performance that turns out to be one of the best feel good films (of the western genre) I have seen since I started watching westerns at a very young age. It shows a good snapshot of just how things were back in the days of the early rough and tumble west when the cattle / robber barons would do just about anything to get rich quick and control as much as they could regardless who or what they had to step on or rub out to get what they wanted.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not brilliant western.
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Showcase for Kirk Douglas with great help from Claire Trevor & Jeanne Crain. Kirk has a particular aversion to barbed-wire fencing going up across previously free range, although he ends up helping ranchers to fence off grass for leaner times. Co-star William Campbell is awkward on-screen, which I'm sure was intended, but, his character seems out of place at times. The title refers to the Douglas character being given opportunities because of his skills as a cowhand and with his fista & gun, but, prefers to pursue an idea which won't tie him down, so, even when during the final scenes when he's offered on a plate the chance to settle on his own ranch with 200 head of cattle thrown in, he prefers to continue with his drifting lifestyle. Not a bad movie
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noReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
man without a star
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very rare and out of print movie this copy is excellent very clear and the sound track is perfect been looking for this DVD for quite awhile saw it bought and am now enjoying it excellent flick if you like older westerns you will love this. very fast shipping bought it on Friday had it on Monday good job the seller is to be congratulated and thank you folks
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JanReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Star
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Excellent quality on blu ray and another beautiful western made in the fifties. Jeanne Crain one of my favorite actresses and Kirk Dougles simply shine..Support cast is excellent as well...
W. G. McCaslenReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kirk Douglas Western
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Arrived in a timely manner and in good condition. Formally hard to find Western is very good. Universal Vault Series,16 x 9 widescreen, no subtitles, very good print
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