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The Ox-Bow Incident Movie Review Summary

Actors: Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Anthony Quinn, Margaret Hamilton, Harry Davenport, Mary Beth Hughes

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As cowboys Carter (Fonda) and Croft (Morgan) arrive in town to blow off a little steam at the local saloon, word arrives that local rancher Larry Kinkaide has been shot down; murdered while his cattle were stolen. Quickly news travels through the little town and a posse is formed to bring the killers to justice. Arthur Davies (Davenport), the general store proprietor is worried the quick to judge band of vigilantes will not await the arrival of the sheriff and they will take the law into their own hands.

It is a long, cold, and difficult ride to apprehend the rustlers, but the trail is well marked by the progress of the herd. Along the way Croft is wounded by a gunshot mistakenly fired in haste. Later Carter is reunited with his old-flame; a very pretty young woman named Rose (Hughes). Years earlier she promised to wait for him, but instead ran off to be wed to another fellow in San Francisco. Late that night the posse converges on the camp of Donald Martin (Andrews) and his men who are traveling with 60 head of cattle from Kinkaide's ranch. They claim to have bought the livestock but have no receipt and one of the men (Quinn) possesses Kinkaide's gun. It is now put to a vote whether the accused men will be taken back to town to stand trail or will that the law be served on the spot without a trial or judge.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   cattle rustling    -   wrongfully accused proving innocence    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   hanging Is this movie based on a    -   book

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