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The Man from Laramie (1955)

 -  Drama | Western  -  31 August 1955 (USA)
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A stranger defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

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Will Lockhart
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Vic Hansbro
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Alec Waggoman
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Barbara Waggoman
Alex Nicol ...
Dave Waggoman
Aline MacMahon ...
Kate Canady
Wallace Ford ...
Charley O'Leary
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Frank Darrah
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Mysterious Will Lockhart delivers supplies to storekeeper Barbara Waggoman at Coronado, an isolated town in Apache country. Before long, he's tangled with Dave Waggoman, vicious son of autocratic rancher Alec and cousin of sweet Barbara. But he sticks around town, his presence a catalyst for changes in people's lives, searching for someone he doesn't know...who's been selling rifles to the Apaches. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE MAN You'll Never Forget! See more »

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Drama | Western

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31 August 1955 (USA)  »

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Der Mann aus Laramie  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.55: 1
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The film has been described as a western version of King Lear. See more »

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When Will Lockhart and Barbara Waggoman walk together in town, Will Lockhart stops close to a pole but doesn't lean against it; however, he is seen leaning against the pole in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Will Lockhart: Whoa! Whoa! Whoa. We'll camp here for the night.
Charley O'Leary: We can go a coupla more miles 'fore sundown.
Will Lockhart: We'll camp here!
Charley O'Leary: You're the boss.
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The Man From Laramie
By Lester Lee - Ned Washington
Sung by a chorus behind the credits
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The only Mann-Stewart film in Cinemascope
5 October 2002 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Each association of Mann and Stewart had excellent results, this being the last of the series that began with "Winchester 73" in 1950. Here the scenery is also one of the most important factors, specially that it was filmed in Cinemascope. The french critic Andre Bazin was worried that the process could affect Mann's style. In my opinion the result is absolutely great and I am sure "Bend of the River","The Naked Spur" and "The Far Country" would have benefited from it. Nowadays with the LCD, Plasma and Widescreen TVs we can definitely agree that time proved that the widescreen was there to stay. Like the green colors were predominant in "The Naked Spur" in this film it is the different shades of browns of the landscape of New Mexico, the adobe houses and even the jackets of James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Alex Nicol. Stewart is the man that comes looking for the person responsible for the killing of his brother. His quest is going to bother many people and he is in for a lot of violence, very similar to "The Violent Men" made in the same year and also in Cinemascope. Mann wanted to make a western about King Lear (which he never did) but it was not this one, although you can feel he was toying with the idea.


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