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Bend of the River (1952) Poster

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Though the film received generally poor reviews, it is noteworthy as marking a turning point in James Stewart's career, as he began to play much more violent, cynical and ruthless characters.
James Stewart was so upset when Rock Hudson received more cheering and applause at the premiere that he vowed never to talk to the actor again, let alone work with him--and he never did.
Arthur Kennedy was confined to shooting riding scenes until his knee healed, after spraining it while filming the fight scene with Jay C. Flippen.
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Julie Adams has the female lead in Jack Arnold's Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Lori Nelson, who plays Adams' sister in this film, has the female lead in the sequel to "Creature", Revenge of the Creature (1955).
Filmed on Mt Hood in July 1951
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Studio executives were unsure if British audiences would understand the title and changed the syntax to "Where the River Bends."
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Some of the river scenes were filmed on the Sacramento river in northern California
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While in Portland, Tom Grundy (played by Frank Ferguson) asks Emerson Cole (Arthur Kennedy) "Don't I know you?" In Man of the West (1958), Ferguson--playing the sheriff of Crosscut--asks Gary Cooper the same question.
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In Finland this film is called "Maa vuorten takana", meaning "The Land Behind the Mountains" in English.
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Second western collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.
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