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The Far Country (1954)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 19 March 1955 (Japan)
A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Jeff Webster
... Ronda Castle
... Renee Vallon
... Ben Tatum
... Gannon
... Rube
... Ketchum (as Henry Morgan)
... Ives
... Hominy
... Madden (as Robert Wilke)
... Dusty
... Luke
... Frank Newberry
... Grits
Connie Van ... Molasses
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Storyline

In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef, and woe betide anyone standing in his way. He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness, until it finally strikes home. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Challenging the Klondike Snow, and Greed and Sin, When Gold Was the Lure! See more »

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Romance | Western

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19 March 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Je suis un aventurier  »

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$2,500,000, 31 December 1954
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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The Finnish title of this film is "Seikkailijoiden luvattu maa", meaning "The Promised Land of Adventurers" in English. See more »

Goofs

There were no gunslingers or shootouts in Dawson City during the Klondike gold rush. The Mounted Police were in the Yukon in large numbers and enforced the law very strictly. Dawson City during the Klondike gold rush was peaceful and not lawless as depicted in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Skagway Sheriff Gannon: Take his gun. Lock him up.
[Jeff reaches for his gun, but Gannon outdraws him]
Skagway Sheriff Gannon: Were you thinkin' about usin' that?
Jeff Webster: Nooo, I was just showin' your deputy where to find it.
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Crazy Credits

After "The End" a title card reads: We gratefully acknowledge the splendid cooperation extended to "The Far Country" cast and crew by all concerned at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mirror for Our Dreams: Experience and Meaning (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

PRETTY LITTLE PRIMROSE
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Performed by Connie Gilchrist, Kathleen Freeman and Connie Van
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Incredible Cinematography!
25 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Classic drama/action western with incredible cinematography that is well ahead of it's time(1954). The production is very good and you can tell that it was done with pride and love.Unique peek into the American NORTHT WEST pioneers is very educational and entertaining.This movie is very under rated because most people do not like to see the reality that many "lawmen" during this particular time and place were very crooked/corrupt much like most developing countries today.The action sequences could have been more realistic though but still,this movie really covers most of the essentials.Not for an audience who wants only pure testoterone type westerns for this movie is more for those who have a sense of history and philosophy.......


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