Friday, October 14, 2011

The Man From Laramie - 1955 ****

This was my third western, and I have so far enjoyed every single one of them.

James Stewart is excellent as Mr Lockhart 'The Man From Laramie' who comes to the town of Coronato to avenge his brother's death. At the same time he gets caught up in the dodgy going's on in the town, where the 'Waggoman's (an influential ranching family) always seem to be in the centre of the trouble. He comes to blows with both the father and the sadistic son, and one particular scene involving Stewart's hand leaves you cringing for ages.

This was the last film that James Stewart did with director Anthony Mann, and I would now like to see his other efforts.

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