Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived ... See full summary »
Crude and uncivilized backwoods trapper Jed Cooper and his two partners sign up as scouts in a remote Oregon army fort, manned chiefly by untrained rookie soldiers. Jed, flirting with the ... See full summary »
On his way to hire a schoolteacher, a homesteader is left a hundred miles from anywhere when the train he is on is robbed. With him are an attractive dancehall girl and an untrustworthy gambler and he decides to get shelter nearby from outlaw relatives he used to run with. They don't trust him and he loathes them but they decide he can help them with one last bank job. Written by
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Screenwriter Philip Yordan had previously written a novel entitled "Man of the West", but it bears no relation at all to this film. Yordan's novel was filmed as Gun Glory (1957). See more »
When Link and Trout arrive at Lasso, their shadows are to the right of screen, indicating mid-morning. As they get to the bank, their shadows are nearly under them, indicating the sun nearly directly overhead or a time of around noon. The shadows are in the same place when Trout flees from the bank. However, when Trout reaches the edge of town and dies, the shadows are again to the right of screen and are in the same direction when Link finds him, and when Claude and Ponch arrive in town. See more »
Man of the West is an excellent "western" drama, that the time has become memorable.
Arizona, 1874. Link Jones, a former gunman devoted to banditry, is today a man leather and married happily. So much so that the community where she lives he has commissioned recruit a new teacher, for which Link has embarked on a train journey fitted with $600.
It's last "western" of Anthony Mann. It's based on the novel "The Border Jumpers" (1955), The film focuses attention on the psychological drama and the physical risks facing a figure that years ago left the life of crime to form a family and live as a citizen respectable. The work contrasts the Old West, wild, violent and dysfunctional, with the New West, peaceful and prosperous, violence, of considerable cruelty, brings to this the past evil and hellish.
The film exalts the individual and collective difficulties imposed by the model change in society, that is why the favourite topics of Mann (family, greed, betrayal, evil, weight of the past, etc.) are present in the history. The dialogs are short and blunt. The narrative is absorbent and entertaining.
The soundtrack of Leigh Harline, sum melodies cheerful and romantic ("Ellis and Link"), topics dramatic ("Death of Sam") and tension ("Fight Link and Coaley"). Add the ballad "Man Of The West", by Bobby Troup Good interpretation of Cooper (57 years), in a role that falls short of age (35 years). The film is an excellent "western" drama, that the time has become memorable.
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