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The Man from Laramie (1955)

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

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

Philip Yordan (screenplay), Frank Burt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Will Lockhart
Arthur Kennedy ... Vic Hansbro
Donald Crisp ... Alec Waggoman
Cathy O'Donnell ... Barbara Waggoman
Alex Nicol ... Dave Waggoman
Aline MacMahon ... Kate Canaday
Wallace Ford ... Charley O'Leary
Jack Elam ... Chris Boldt
John War Eagle ... Frank Darrah
James Millican ... Tom Quigby
Gregg Barton ... Fritz
Boyd Stockman ... Spud Oxton
Frank DeKova ... Padre
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Storyline

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 who was magnificent in "The Glenn Miller Story" THE MAN who was unforgettable in "Rear Window" THE MAN who was matchless in "Strategic Air Command" See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme de la plaine See more »

Filming Locations:

Window Rock, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,300,000, 31 December 1955
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the film was released there was criticism that it was inferior to the novel. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor emerges from the room with Alec, he is asked "how is he doc?..." the doctor replies, he's "still unconscious" and a few moments later states "he's totally blind". If the patient is still unconscious, the doctor would have no idea as to the visual acuity of the patient. 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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Referenced in Beyond the Grave (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man From Laramie
By Lester Lee - Ned Washington
Sung by a chorus behind the credits
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Mann-Stewart Combo Does It Again!
2 December 2005 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Director Anthony Mann and actor James Stewart combined to make several westerns and they were all very good. Make that "excellent." This is one of them and it gets high marks for an involving story.

It also features what I call "realistic dialog," along with interesting characters and a film noir feel to it. That's no surprise since Mann directed a few film noirs. Along that noir theme, be warned this is not an upbeat story, a feel-good Jimmy Stewart film that most people remember him by. In here, he's a vengeful guy here (but, yeah, still a good man at heart). Donald Crisp also demonstrates an overt double-edged sword, so to speak, being a very gruff but fair land owner.

Some of the best lines in the movie are delivered by Ailine MacMahon, an older woman friend who helps Stewart. Cathy O'Donnell plays the female romantic lead but is a bit on the bland side, frankly.

Good story.....solid western.....deserves to be better known. Buy the DVD. It''s cheap. You won't be sorry.


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