The Far Country

  • U
  • Anthony Mann (1954)
  • US
  • 93 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The collaboration between star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann resulted in some fine examples of postwar American cinema, including The Glenn Miller Story and Winchester '73. This western is not in the same league, but it's satisfying nonetheless, and beautifully made. Stewart's character is unusual for a movie hero of the period: he's a ruthless, self-absorbed loner, in contrast to the remarkably affable villain, played with relish by John McIntire. The role reversal doesn't quite come off, but Mann's striking images of snowy gold-rush territory and the intense fury of the action sequences more than compensate.

Plot Summary

Western starring James Stewart. A stranger with a gun and a herd of cattle rides into the gold-mining town of Skagway, where he soon finds himself involved in a dangerous confrontation with the town's corrupt boss.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jeff Webster
James Stewart
Ronda Castle
Ruth Roman
Renee Vallon
Corinne Calvet
Ben Tatem
Walter Brennan
Mr Gannon
John McIntire
Rube
Jay C Flippen
Ketchum
Harry Morgan
Ives
Steve Brodie
Newberry
Jack Elam

Crew

Director
Anthony Mann

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
General Film Dist Ltd
Certificate U
Categories
Drama