The Man from Laramie (1955)

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    • The Man from Laramie (1955)



      Information From IMDb

      Plot Summary
      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

      Full 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 Canady
      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
      Jack Carry ... Mule Driver (uncredited)
      Bill Catching ... Mule Driver (uncredited)
      Frank Cordell ... Mule Driver (uncredited)
      Frosty Royce ... Mule Driver (uncredited)
      Eddy Waller ... Dr. Selden (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Philip Yordan (screenplay) &
      Frank Burt (screenplay)
      Thomas T. Flynn (Saturday Evening Post story)

      Original Music
      George Duning

      Charles Lang

      The last of James Stewart's Western collaborations with Anthony Mann.

      The film has been described as a western version of King Lear.

      * Continuity: 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.

      * Continuity: In the end of the movie, the cart loaded with guns is standing close to the edge of a hill. Will Lockhart and Vic Hansbro push it forward, but in the next shot from the bottom of the hill, the cart is in the same place.

      * Anachronisms: Just after Lockhart battles the guy trying to knife him in town, the store Indian runs up a ladder. The ladder clunks and is metal, not pine poles as it should be.

      * Continuity: During one of the fight scenes, Dave is seen bending slightly with his gun pulled from its holster. There is a quick cut, and then back to Dave where he reaches to pull his gun from its holster when it had already been removed.

      * Continuity: When Lockhart first encounters Dave at the salt flats, Dave fires his gun several times and we hear mules squealing as if in pain; Vic later states that Dave killed twelve of his mules, but even when all the characters exit the scene in long shot, there is not one dead mule visible, much less twelve.

      * Factual errors: Two of Dave's men are holding Lockhart as Dave prepares to shoot Lockhart's hand. One of the two men is in the direct line of fire, and since Dave is shooting Lockhart's hand at point blank range, the bullet would have gone through his hand and struck Dave's henchman.

      * Factual errors: When Lockhart meets Alex, he says that there are 12 dead mules and 3 burned wagons. When Lockhart goes to the Barb to collect, Alex says wagons are worth $75 and mules $20, so he owes Lockhart $600. 3 wagons x $75 equals $225 and 12 mules x $20 equals $240. $240 plus $225 equals $465, not $600.

      Filming Locations
      Bonanza Creek Ranch - 15 Bonanza Creek Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
      New Mexico, USA
      Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
      Taos Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico, USA
      Taos, New Mexico, USA
      Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Classic Movie Westerns- The Man from Laramie (1955)

      The Man from Laramie is a 1955 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann
      and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, and Cathy O'Donnell.

      Written by Philip Yordan and Frank Burt, the film is about a stranger who defies a local cattle baron
      and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.
      The film was adapted from a story of the same title by Thomas T. Flynn,
      first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1954, and thereafter as a novel in 1955.

      The Man from Laramie was one of the first Westerns to be filmed in CinemaScope
      to capture the vastness of the scenery. The film was also shot in Technicolor.
      This is the fifth and final Western collaboration between Anthony Mann and James Stewart.

      Filmed in New Mexico,this was the last movie,
      of the great collaboration of James Stewart
      and Anthony Mann.
      This was also the first western I ever saw
      as a feature film, rather than the Saturday matinees!!

      Great pairing of Jimmy Stewart and Cathy O'Donnell
      with Arthur Kennedy as Vic Hansbro
      and Donald Crisp as Alec Waggoman, making up a superb cast.
      Even Jack Elam is there, to help things along
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Classic Movie Westerns- The Man from Laramie (1955)

      Gorch wrote:

      Does anyone know how many times James Stewart killed Jack Elam on screen?
      I know there's this one, Firecreek and The Rare Breed, but I think there's another one.

      We deal in lead, friend.

      Was it The Far Country?
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Re: Classic Movie Westerns- The Man from Laramie (1955)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      As Jimmy Stewart westerns are being discussed, perhaps a good time to bump these to the top

      Great idea, Keith, we can be making a list, and checking it twice, :wink_smile:,
      for filling in our Jimmy Stewart collection.

      AS it turns out, it too, is available from, Here, for around $10.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Classic Movie Westerns- The Man from Laramie (1955)

      I dug this out and watched it again recently, it's a phenomenal Western. I think what makes it feel so gritty and urgent is the unexpected rage that Jimmy Stewart gives off in the film. Anthony Mann really did know how to get the most out of his actors. I class the director/star pairing similar to that of Budd B and Randolph Scott. Both stars had made westerns before but the ones they made with these directors stand head and shoulders above the rest. Peckinpah and Scott was another fantastic pairing.
    • Re: What Was The Last Western You Watched?

      The Man From Laramie w/ James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Alex Nicol, Donald Crisp and Jack Elam.

      Great shot of the general ;-))

      Ambushed by Alex Nicol:

      The General and the Donald:

      The Donald and the Kennedy:

      Great shot of the Brigadier:

      The Jailbird General:

      Great shot of a great Actor:

      Uh OH!!!! I stepped into a big deep pile of it this time: :lol:

      I think Keith will like this art:

      The """Ike Jacket""" that the General wore in the movie:

      James Stewart was The Man From Laramie:

      Jack Elam: Monday Nov 13-1916-to-Monday Oct-20-2003.

      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..