The Far Country

The Far Country

DVD - 2008 | Anamorphic widescreen
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Jeff Webster and Ben Tatum, a loner and his sidekick, figure to get rich quick by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price. They are soon caught up in a conflict with the local self-appointed lawman and his claim-jumping henchman.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, c2008
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in

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JackPurcell
Jul 22, 2016

Not a bad western, though it becomes a bit hokey by virtue of its innocence.

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Onewhoissaved
May 15, 2016

"The Far Country", 1955, is definitely a James Stewart movie. Stewart was immensely popular but too skinny to play a physical tough guy. But he did have a range of values and character Americans liked and respected. A fine supporting cast with Walter Brennan giving his patented limp and down-on-the-farm persona, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, John McIntire, Henry Morgan (Colonel Potter of Mash fame). Good color with unbeatable scenery in Canada.

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Monolith
Jan 07, 2013

I love Walter Brennan. He just cracks me up whenever I see him ("Rio Bravo" was one of his funniest). Maybe it's just me. Jimmy Stewart is great in this one, also, as an antisocial, misanthropic loner, (save sidekick Brennan), enamoring both a tough saloon baroness, and a sweet, freckle-faced Frenchie. A quaint oldie from Anthony Mann. (And in response to EuSei's comment below, another good film that Stewart played a "less than good guy" was in 1968's "Bandolero!", with Dean Martin and Raquel Welch.)

EuSei Sep 26, 2011

Surprisingly quite good, with Stewart playing a bad guy, which I never knew he did.

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KerrAvon
Jul 12, 2011

One of the great westerns. Stewart tends to be underrated as a cowboy, but if you watch this one the skeptic in you should vanish, and when isn't Brennan anything but grand! Saddle up and see this flick!

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Jan 07, 2013

Renee Vallon: "You went and got yourself hurt again." Jeff Webster: "I know -- We eat, we sleep, we rest, and soon we be all better again."

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