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The Man from Laramie(1955)

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  • The Man from Laramie

    • Goetan
    • 9/20/13

    The final Western directed by Mann that starred Stewart. Stewart is a stranger in a town harassed by Nicol's sadistic son of Crisp's cattle baron, Kennedy serves as Stewart's dark equal. The story is well-paced with a tragic tale of revenge, but doesn't have the same interesting scenario or characters as something like "The Naked Spur" or "Man of the West." The film's beautifully-photographed landscapes add emphasis to the psychological state of the characters. I give it a 4/5.

  • An Intense Western Drama.

    • Frank Harris Horn
    • 6/11/10

    Anthony Mann, who directed such Western classics like "Winchester '73", "Quo Vadis", and "The Naked Spur", now presents James Stewart in one of his most intense performances in this psychological Western based on Thomas T. Flynn's story appearing the Saturday Evening Post with Stewart as a Civil War veteran obsessed by the need of avenging his brother's death in an Indian massacre. The locales of Santa Fe, Taos, and Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico provide beautiful Western scenary for the movie. Co-starring Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, John War Eagle, James Millican, Gregg Barton, Boyd Stockman, Frank De Kova & Eddy Waller.

  • The Man from Laramie (1955)

    • James Higgins
    • 6/7/10

    Top notch western. I have always felt Jimmy Stewart made the finest westerns, and this is one of his best. He is excellent, and the supporting cast is great as well, mainly Donald Crisp and Aline MacMahon. Great production values, well written, good color cinematography and better than average period detail. It rises above most westerns because it has more than just a basic plot, there are complexities to the story and the characters. More violent than most westerns from this period. Director Anthony Mann does a great job developing the story and characters. Cathy O'Donnell is surprisingly effective, I had a hard time visualizing her in a western role, but she does fine.

  • " The Man From Laramie"

    • James F. Herzog
    • 6/30/09

    " This Movie, and all the 'Good Old Time Western Movies' ARE the BEST (over all the 'new garbage showing on TV' now a days); bring back all the REAL Actors & Actresses of Yesterdays gone by...That WAS and IS thee Greatest of all Tv Movies."

  • The Man from Laramie

    • Mike
    • 9/16/07

    Perfectly realized Mann-Stewart, with Lang's photography, distinguished cast.

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