The Far Country

1954

Romance / Western

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IMDb Rating 7.2

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Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 7

Stewart is a Wyoming cattleman who dreams to make enough money to buy a small ranch in Utah ranch? His only real companion is his sidekick Ben Tatum, the great Walter Brennan? To accomplish that, they drive the cattle clear to Alaska and on to Dawson, in Canadian territory, where they sell them...<br/><br/>Along the way they meet the man who runs the gold-crazy town behind a dishonest lawman John McIntire... He attempts to steal them the herd... Later, in Dawson, McIntire and his gang reappear, this time interfering with Stewart&#39;s gold claim... <br/><br/>Captured by Mann&#39;s camera in the wonderful scenery of the Canadian Rockies, Stewart is a thoughtful loner forced into violence by his need to get rid of the treacherous actions of a corrupt entrepreneur robbing local miners of their claims?<br/><br/>In this entertaining, beautiful Western, Stewart has two leading ladies to struggle with: Ruth Roman, a bit too valuable to describe as a sexy woman resisting the worst vicissitudes of the territory and the more docile, the French Canadian girl Corinne Calvet who does create a nice portrait of a likable girl with the ability to form a judgment... In spontaneous manner, Stewart is lost between the ostentatious saloon owner and the wife-candidate...

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Reviewed by Spikeopath 8

Cunning Western from a director who had few peers in the genre. Much like other Anthony Mann pictures, The Far Country blends a potent pot boiling story with an adroit knowing of impacting scenery. Both of which play out amongst some of Mann&#39;s peccadilloes like honour, integrity, betrayal and of course, death!<br/><br/>The story sees fortune hunting partners Jeff Webster (James Stewart) and Ben Tatum (Walter Brennan) travel to Oregon Territory with a herd of cattle. Aware of the blossoming gold-boom, they plan to make a tidy profit selling the cattle in a Klondike town. Arriving in Skagway they find self-appointed judge Mr. Gannon (John McIntire) ready to meet out justice to Webster on account of Webster having fractured the law, all be it with honest cause, along the way. In punishment Gannon takes the partners herd from them, but they steal them back and head across the Canadian border to Dawson - with Gannon and his men in hot pursuit. Here beautiful women and a meek and lawless town will fill out the destinies of all involved.<br/><br/>Interesting from start to finish, The Far Country benefits greatly from James Stewart&#39;s bubbling (anti) hero in waiting portrayal and Mann&#39;s slick direction of the tight Borden Chase script. The cinematography from William H. Daniels is superlative, though not done any favours by current DVD prints, and the film has a few surprises and a &quot;will he wont he?&quot; core that&#39;s reeling the viewers in.<br/><br/>Paying dividends on re-watches for hardened genre fans, it still remains something of an essential viewing for first timers venturing into the wonderful, yet dark, Western world of Anthony Mann and James Stewart. 8/10

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Reviewed by FightingWesterner 9

Cowboys James Stewart and Walter Brennan take their herd from Seattle to Alaska and on into Canada to stake a claim. Once there, they have to contend with seductive, shifty businesswoman Ruth Roman and ice-cold, happy-go-lucky villain James McIntire.<br/><br/>John Wayne may get talked about more, but his good pal Stewart made some excellent, hard-edged westerns too, some with the great director Anthony Mann. Frankly, I&#39;d take this, with it&#39;s sturdy action sequences and fine melodrama, over North To Alaska any day!<br/><br/>The Far Country features some breathtaking scenery and cinematography that should definitely have been shot in widescreen.<br/><br/>Also, there&#39;s some strong support by the always reliable Brennan, Roman (who&#39;s great), the incredibly cute Corrine Calvet, and James McIntire, who plays one of my favorite types of bad guy, the kind that doesn&#39;t take himself too seriously.<br/><br/>This would make a great double-bill with another highly recommended Mann/Stewart northwest-set western, Bend Of The River.

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