The Man From Laramie details
|Starring:||John War Eagle, Aline MacMahon, James Stewart, Alex Nicol, Cathy O'Donnell, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Wallace Ford, Jack Elam, Aline Mac|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
The Man From Laramie
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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WONDERFUL WESTERNBy a customer from Leicester, England , 27 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]James Stewart stars in this charming and thrilling western concerning `a man from laramie` who visits a town to drop off some wagons of goods. However, there is more on his agenda then there may seem - avenging his brother's death seven months prior by finding the man who killed him. This leads James Stewart into a web of corruption and deciet in typical 1950 classical western style. I've always thought Nicholas Cage modelled his style of speech on Stewart, my suspicions have been confirmed. Thumbs up!
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Fluttering TumbleweedsBy Pugwash (45 reviews) from Neath , 31 Aug 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIt's been on my list of films to see, for some time and I didn't have much expectation. This was intensified when the opening titles and the theme music began. It would put church funerals to shame and definitely needed the likes of Frankie Lane and a change of tempo to bring it back into the cowboy genre. (The song had also been abused by Jimmy Young) Fortunately it ended soon enough and we were straight into the wild, wide Cinemascopic west and not a bad transfer either. The film fairly zipped along after that. Not one of Stewart's best films, but not his worst either. Love interest was provided by Cathy O'Donnell whose fluttering eyelashes could have shifted a hundred tumbleweeds. Nice to see a young Jack Elam, the cowboy Marty Feldman doing a couple of scenes, but he hadn't turned ugly enough for a bigger role yet. No need to say that I'm spoiling the film for anyone if I say that the good guy wins in the end and doesn't quite end up with the girl in his arms, apart from an understanding that he'll be waiting down the trail anytime Miss Hotlips can tear herself away from the next lonesome drifter. All in all, a really entertaining film, and that says a lot these days. Thoroughly recommended.
Mann & Stewart strike again and give us a really good Western , whether you are a fan of the genre or not.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 15 Oct 2012Who on earth writes such stuff as 'reminiscent of King Lear' ????
Pretentious or what ?? You might as well say, as it is primarily about revenge, that it was inspired by Dumas' 'Count Of Monte Cristo'. Why do we bother with professional reviewers----I try and ignore all of them and just look at reviews from 'ordinary' viewers like you and me.
This is a Western that Anthony Mann made without giving one single thought to King Lear. Nor did he wish to perform the scenes with the Apaches at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre..........
Not the best of the 5 Mann/Stewart collaborations ( although all of them were really good Westerns, among the best made in the 50s) but it still packs a punch and keeps the viewer interested throughout.
James Stewart really does make some of these routine-plot Westerns into minor masterpieces, with help from Anthony Mann. Stewart , when asked what prolonged his illustrious career, always simply said 'Westerns'. A decade earlier he would have been regarded as an unlikely Western hero, but when the time came he proved to be a 'natural' within the genre----as good as John Wayne , Randolph Scott or any of the others associated with the American West.
Or perhaps it's simpler than that. James Stewart was a giant screen presence, a superstar before they had been invented , and he had the talent to play any character in any film genre. Added to the fact that he was a wonderful human being, and we realise perhaps how men like him are so very rare or indeed non-existent these days. It is a bit laughable to try and build up Brad Pitt, Matt Damon or Ryan Gosling ( all of whom I like incidentally) into anything approaching the huge screen star that James Stewart, and many of his contemporaries, really were.
This is a film , like all Mann/Stewart westerns , that borders on a 4 star rating. It has thrills , action, romance, and a background plot that brings all other aspects together into one good piece.
Whether you are a Western fan or not, whether you like 'blokeyflicks' ( LOL LOL ) or not, you may find you like these Jimmy Stewart westerns. My wife loves them, and she usually cringes at the words ' fancy watching a Western Film this evening' ?? :)))))))))
The Man from Laramie, enjoyable action packed westernBy thecuckoo (136 reviews) , 14 Sep 2012One of the best westerns that James Stewart starred in.
Lots of action and plenty of twists in the pot.
Watched it a few times over the years and enjoyed the viewing very much indeed everytime.
Man from LaramieBy Valhalla (18 reviews) from Brackley , 08 Aug 2012Good old fashion western with a catchy song at the begining and at the end great play by James Stewart they do not make them like this any more will add to my collection as one of the great westerns
Watched it 2 days later on the BBC 2 again and just as good as the dvd was .....
the man from laramieBy a customer from Melton Mowbray , 06 Mar 2010i was not happy as it was ok for a bit then it stoped and that spoiled watching the film so i was not pleased
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