The Man from Laramie (1955)

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    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

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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

    Edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

    "Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!"

  • 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..