The Ox-Bow Incident
The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943 American western film directed by William A. Wellman, starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes, with Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry Morgan and Jane Darwell. Two drifters are passing through a Western town, when news arrives that a local rancher has been murdered and his cattle stolen. The townspeople, joined by the drifters, form a posse to catch the perpetrators. They find three men in possession of the cattle, and are determined to see justice done on the spot.
In Bridger's Wells, Nevada in 1885, Art Croft and Gil Carter ride into town and enter Darby's Saloon. The atmosphere is subdued due to recent incidents of cattle-rustling. Art and Gil are suspected to be rustlers because they have rarely been seen in town.
|award||National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry|
|director||James Tinling William A. Wellman|
|keywords||arrest cattle raiding cattle-rustling hang lynch murder old man posse posse comitatus sleep stagecoach guard suspect wound|
|musicBy||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|