The Man from Laramie

A magnificent, if slightly over-ambitious Western. Cattle baron Crisp, who is going blind, is obsessed with who will inherit his ranching empire: his psychopathic natural-born son Nicol, or the more reliable Kennedy, adopted by the old man to keep Nicol in line. Into this morass of sibling rivalry bursts a vengeful Stewart, bent on finding the gunrunner responsible for selling weapons to the Indians who slaughtered his younger brother's cavalry detachment. Visually impressive, psychologically complex and sometime brutally violent, it suffers slightly from the emphasis on the familial machinations at the expense of Stewart's tortured psyche. Otherwise, it's 24 carat stuff.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Mann
Screenwriter: Philip Yordan, Frank Burt
Cast: Alex Nicol
John War Eagle
Arthur Kennedy
Jack Elam
Donald Crisp
James Stewart
Cathy O'Donnell
Wallace Ford
Aline MacMahon
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