Compiled from two classic episodes of the Western TV series The Virginian, The Bull of the West was released theatrically to showcase Charles Bronson’s talents as he entered the peak of his career. Bronson plays rancher Ben Justin who has recently arrived in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. He is informed by ranch hands Trampas (Doug McClure) and Randy (Randy Boone) that he has violated the rules of the Stockman’s Association. Conditioned by a life of hard knocks to neither trust nor listen to anyone but himself, the hard-drinking Ben tells Trampas and Randy to mind their own business. Another rancher, Suchette (George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke), is so incensed by this attitude that he makes certain Ben’s cattle will not be allowed access to the railroads. Ben isolates himself, his fury building further when he is convinced that his wife is having an affair… The Bull of the West also stars Western veterans Brian Keith, Lee J. Cobb and James Drury in a unique showcase of some of the biggest stars of the genre.