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Anthony Mann United States, 1958

nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film Man of the West

"Man Of The West"is a dark western.However,it starts off with a country bumpkin like Cooper,ill at ease with the"modern world".Once he leaves the train,he changes and the film steps back in to the past.On reaching a desolate farm house,a gun comes out of the darkness,followed by"ghosts"from his time as an outlaw.Here is the chance of redemption,for his past deeds.A chance he must take,in the ghost town of Lassoo.