The Man from Laramie

1955

Action / Drama / Western

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 100%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 7860

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James Stewart as Will Lockhart
Jack Elam as Chris Boldt
Arthur Kennedy as Vic Hansbro
Cathy O'Donnell as Barbara Waggoman
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Reviewed by Robert D. Ruplenas 8 / 10

top-notch western

I came across this recently on TCM and watched it, soon realizing that I had seen it before previously. It definitely sustained a repeat viewing. For some reason, only with the second viewing did I realize what a superb movie this is, ranking right up there with "My Darling Clementine," "Red River," "The Shootist," and others. Anthony Mann of course had a great reputation as a director of Westerns and this is Exhibit A. Part of it is the superb screenplay, a richly textured, multi-levelled story involving family tension, jealousy, revenge, and rivalry. And of course the casting; anything with Jimmy Stewart, Donald Crisp, and Arthur Kennedy can't be bad. Then there is the superb cinematography of the Western expanses, among the best in any western I've seen. Altogether a richly gripping, expansive story.

Reviewed by Wuchak 7 / 10

Mid-50's Anthony Mann Western with Jimmy Stewart and Arthur Kennedy

RELEASED IN 1955 and directed by Anthony Mann, "The Man from Laramie" Jimmy Stewart stars as the titular Will Lockhart who meets storekeeper Barbara Waggoman (Cathy O'Donnell) while delivering supplies to Coronado, a wilderness Southwestern town in Apache territory. It doesn't take long for Lockhart to clash with Dave Waggoman (Alex Nicol), the rash son of domineering rancher Alec (Donald Crisp) and cousin of Barbara. Despite the mounting tensions, Lockhart stays in town perhaps because he's sweet on Barbara, but so is Alec's formidable foreman, Vic (Arthur Kennedy). More importantly, Lockhart is searching for the mystery man who's been selling rifles to the Apaches. Aline MacMahon is also on hand as a tough ranchwoman.

Disregarding the hopelessly hokey title song during the opening & ending credits, this is a winning mid-50's Western, the last of five Westerns Mann did with Stewart and easily the best of the latter four. The vast New Mexican landscapes in gorgeous color are magnificent. The compelling story is a little complicated, but not overly so. O'Donnell is winsome as the proverbial girl-next-story.

THE MOVIE RUNS 103 minutes and was shot in Taos & Santa Fe, New Mexico. WRITERS: Philip Yordan & Frank Burt from a story by Thomas T. Flynn.

GRADE: B+

Reviewed by elvircorhodzic 8 / 10

"This is the most unfriendly country I've ever been in."

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE is one pretty good western drama. The stranger comes to a small town. He begins to question citizens about the murder of a group of soldiers by Apaches. In the meantime, he clashes with the son of a powerful rancher....

The life of the main character is uncertain and tense. This situation has been caused by his mysterious motivations. The story and themes are typical for westerns of that period. A lone hero bravely confronts the powerful tyrant in a small town. Standing conflicts and unknown past of the main character makes this film lively and interesting. This movie is actually a search for the main villain. Frankly, I am pleased that the Apaches are not presented in an extremely negative way, they are a kind of a "cruel court" at the end of the film.

The story is quite tense, but predictable in certain segments. The scenery is quite impressive. Mr. Mann has, creating nature in which the story takes place, painted the individual characters.

James Stewart as Will Lockhart is again (as always) dominant. The actor who gives a different dimension to the heroic roles. His character has a direct impact on the atmosphere in the film. His performance is always complemented by a strong and sympathetic female character.

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