Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Man from Laramie

Back to the 1950s for a restored version of The Man from Laramie by Anthony Mann, and staring Jimmy Stewart. There are some unimaginative, cutesy moments and dialog -- mostly involving the female characters. Also one point where a more hard core script writer would have chosen a violent showdown. But aside from these flaws this is a very watchable western. There are hardboiled characters, men who fight first and ask questions later, people with secrets to hide, secrets to uncover, revenge, fatalism, people wrongly accused, plus a dose of moral greyness and some corny harmonica music.
Ian's rating 3/5

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