Bend of the River

Bend of the River

Anthony Mann (1952)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Originally known in the UK as Where the River Bends, this is a magnificent western, one of a superb postwar series of films starring James Stewart and directed by Anthony Mann. The series, beginning with Winchester '73, gave new credibility to Stewart's screen image, replacing that gawky lovability with an unforgettable character with a spine of steel. Here, Stewart plays a wagon train scout trying to hide his past, pitted against former partner Arthur Kennedy in a story that takes on the dimensions of Greek tragedy. Watch, too, for an early star-making performance from a young Rock Hudson, who forms a bond with reformed outlaw Stewart. This is a satisfying work, with action sequences and performances that repay several viewings.



Cast & Crew

Glyn McLyntock James Stewart
Cole Garett Arthur Kennedy
Trey Wilson Rock Hudson
Laura Baile Julie Adams
Marjie Lori Nelson
Jeremy Baile Jay C Flippen
Adam Stepin Fetchit
Shorty Harry Morgan
Director Anthony Mann
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video and DVD