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The Far Country (1954)

Director:
Anthony Mann
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Western
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Hvor gullet kaller
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Aaron Rosenberg
Screenwriter:
Borden Chase


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jeff Webster James Stewart ˝
Ronda Castle Ruth Roman
Renee Vallon Corinne Calvet ˝
Ben Tatum Walter Brennan ˝
Skagway Sheriff Gannon John McIntire ˝
Dawson Marshal Rube Morris Jay C. Flippen
Ketchum Harry Morgan
Madden Robert J. Wilkie
Luke Royal Dano
Frank Newberry Jack Elam

 

Review

James Stewart tries to come off as a selfish and inconsiderate cowboy who must find the goodness in him, in this half-done goldrush western. The film is directed with some sloppyness by Anthony Mann, but it has its moments thanks to wonderful location cinematography and a beautifully acted friendship (with homoerotic undertones) between Stewart and Walter Brennan. The film’s romantic subplots, on the other hand, never are very convincing, and the final shoot-out is a disappointment. In all honesty, Jimmy Stewart was never at his best in physical action scenes, but he is as handsome and charming as ever in this slight but kind-hearted western.

 
Copyright © 16.9.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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