The Far Country

The Far Country

Anthony Mann (1954)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.



Cast & Crew

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
Director Anthony Mann
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd