A lesser entry in the Mann-Stewart catalogue - but since we are talking one of the great director-actor duos in the history of Hollywood, that still means its a solid film and worth seeking out. It's an interesting "western on the water" and its intriguing to see Jimmy Stewart play the semi-villain.
A disguised western. Replace oil with gold, fishermen with farmers and shrimps with barbed wire and that's it. Just like in Mann's westerns, James Stewart's past is questionable in 'Thunder Bay'and, hence, his quest for black gold is a redemption. Now, the ending of the movie is according to me a little bit too consensual and politically correct for my taste. Recommended though.