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The Far Country

James Stewart  Actor Ruth Roman  Actor Corinne Calvet  Actor Walter Brennan  Actor John McIntire  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Suitable for Children

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The Far Country

UPC: 025192262524

Studio: Universal Studios

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Suitable for Children]

Summary: One of the most entertaining of the Western movies to come out of the 1950s, this is a Stewart vehicle in which he must take on the ruthlessness of the frontier. Set in the Yukon, Stewart and his friends are driving cattle to market from Wyoming to Canada, where the boom towns pay top dollar for beef. When they arrive in Skagway, the corrupt sheriff of the town (John McIntire) steals the cattle and Stewart et al are forced to fight for their herd. Together with the female saloon keeper of another town (Ruth Roman), they find themselves up against an evil they were not prepared for. When Stewart's friend (portrayed by Walter Brennan) is killed, he is forced to go up against the evil sheriff. Good versus evil in incredible Yukon settings makes this an above average Western. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Category: Western

Features: cc Original theatrical trailer

The Far Country

Format: DVD

Release Date: 05/06/2003

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 97 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:26]
2. Bound for Alaska [7:34]
3. Skagway [6:25]
4. The Law in Skagway [4:25]
5. Gannon's Rule [4:27]
6. The Sawdust Concession [2:06]
7. To the Far Country [4:38]
8. The Cattle Thieves [11:28]
9. Webster's Way [4:00]
10. Avalanche [4:10]
11. Robbers [2:24]
12. Dawson [4:37]
13. The New Claim [2:06]
14. A Way Out [5:08]
15. The Need for Law [5:57]
16. Trouble in Town [5:40]
17. Death on the River [8:17]
18. Gannon's Claims [4:31]
19. Showdown in Dawson [7:09]
20. End Titles [:18]

Lucia Bozzola

The third collaboration of star James Stewart, writer Borden Chase, and director Anthony Mann, The Far Country (1955) features Stewart as a hard-edged cattleman turned miner who gets enmeshed in the corrupt forces threatening to take over a pioneer mining town. As far west as the Western can get, the Yukon environs of Dawson match the extremity of Stewart's loner Jeff; his close relationship with his partner Ben is the only sign of Jeff's humanity. Jeff may rethink his ways after a tragedy, but he joins the community via the disreputable avenue of revenge. Even though the community is worth saving, Chase neatly sums up the potential for venality with the observation that gold "drives a man crazy." More self-consciously stylized than Mann's other color westerns with Stewart, the film intersperses backdrops and rear projection with location shots, emphasizing the disjunction between Stewart and his surroundings, as he lives by his constant urge to move on rather than integrate himself. Although Stewart's moral redemption and relationship with a "good woman" may be schematic, the ironic, occasionally opaque dialogue injects The Far Country's action with a darkly humorous self-awareness that matches the striking yet slightly off-kilter visuals. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Borden Chase  Screenwriter 
Joseph E. Gershenson  Composer (Music Score) 
Henry Mancini  Composer (Music Score) 
Anthony Mann  Director 
Aaron Rosenberg  Producer 
Hans Salter  Composer (Music Score) 
Herman Stein  Composer (Music Score) 
James Stewart  Actor 
Ruth Roman  Actor 
Corinne Calvet  Actor 
Walter Brennan  Actor 
John McIntire  Actor 
Jay C. Flippen  Actor 
Steve Brodie  Actor 
Connie Gilchrist  Actor 
Robert J. Wilke  Actor 
Chubby Johnson  Actor 
Royal Dano  Actor 
Jack Elam  Actor 
Kathleen Freeman  Actor 
Connie Van  Actor 
Robert Bice  Actor 
Dick Dickinson  Actor 
John Halloran  Actor 
Carl Harbaugh  Actor 
Don C. Harvey  Actor 
Gene Holland  Actor 
John Mackin  Actor 
Ted Mapes  Actor 
Damian O'Flynn  Actor 
Stuart Randall  Actor 
Chuck Roberson  Actor 
Paul Savage  Actor 
Marjorie Stapp  Actor 
Charles Sweetlove  Actor 
Jack Williams  Actor 
William Williams  Actor 
Andy Brennan  Actor 
James W. Horan  Actor 
Gregg Barton  Actor 
Eugene Borden  Actor 
Paul Bryar  Actor 
John Doucette  Actor 
Robert Foulk  Actor 
Henry Morgan  Actor 
Eddie Parker  Actor 
Allan Ray  Actor 
Eddy Waller  Actor 
Guy Wilkerson  Actor 

Country: USA