Western #7: Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

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As great as James Cagney is, there’s something very odd about seeing him in a Western. There’s nothing wrong with his performance here as the hard-edged horse rancher who’s quick to lynch the people that cross him, he’s really quite good, he’s just…distracting. It makes the heartfelt story difficult to take seriously in spots, but overall it’s a compelling western that’s good but not great.

Grade: C+

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