Thursday, January 17, 2013

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955)

The final Mann/Stewart western pairing has Stewart as a man searching for answering about the murder of his brother by Indians, in particular who supplied the killers with repeating rifles.  His search leads him to the small isolated town of Coronado.  It seems Coronado is run by a cattle baron and his psychotic son. there's also an ambitious ranch foreman (Arthur Kennedy) to deal with.

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE is a satisfactory western, but I can't really see any reason to get excited about it.  Nice photography and good acting, but the story was just kinda blah.  Worth a watch for western fans, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Mann - Stewart westerns:

WINCHESTER '73
BEND OF THE RIVER
THE NAKED SPUR
THE FAR COUNTRY

Hey, it's ol' girl from THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES.