Mysterious Will Lockhart delivers supplies to storekeeper Barbara Waggoman at Coronado, an isolated town in Apache country. Before long, he’s tangled with Dave Waggoman, vicious son of autocratic rancher Alec and cousin of sweet Barbara.
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The final collaboration between Jimmy Stewart and Anthony Mann is a knockout, raising this western from just another horse opera to a drama of almost Greek proportions. Stewart is excellent in the titular role, playing a man seeking revenge for his brother's death. Mann's direction is solid, and he uses the Technicolor Cinemascope to its fullest advantage. A solid film all around.
I have come to the conclusion that this is the best Mann-Stewart collaboration and one of the finest westerns if the era. All the Mann-Stewart westerns are outstanding, but this one stands out just a bit from the rest.
Anthony Mann and James Stewart. How can you go wrong? This revenge tale of almost shakespearian proportions, beautifully photographed in Technicolor Cinemascope, packs the kind of punch you're looking for in a western. It's not perfect (the romantic subplot seemed really forced) but it wears its flaws well. As far as Mann westerns go I think I still prefer "Man of the West" but it's a close second.
Magnificent revenge drama bordering on Greek tragedy as the vast, cinemascope new mexican landscapes unfold to reveal a complex tale of greed, and family disintegration. Mann's violence has never been so physical and the uncovering of the deceit and truth of these characters make this one of the truly great Westerns, with Jimmy Stewart giving a performance of profound honesty.
Imposant et souvent magistral, le solide James Stewart incarne avec retenue un magnifique vengeur dans un film plein qui atteint par instants un inoubliable sens du lyrisme, accompli et séduisant, de par la dextérité du réalisateur Anthony Mann... www.cinefiches.com
This movie could have been more. Pretty good story but is marred by some weak supporting acting and some badly choreographed action/fight scenes. Not a bad movie. You just have to overlook some of it's weaknesses.
Alex Nicol is the weak link in this dark revenge Western that's anchored solely on the combination of Stewart's performance and Mann's direction. The story is solid, not following the typical outcomes you'd expect, but it's at its weakest when not focusing on Stewart. An entertaining but far from perfect final collaboration for the duo.