Winchester '73

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  • Action and adventure
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Mann's first film with James Stewart, with whom he was to make a series of classic Westerns, this offers the clearest example of Mann's use of the revenge plot. Hero (Stewart) and villain (McNally) are brothers who have been taught to shoot by their father. After McNally murders the father, Stewart sets out to seek revenge and so prove himself worthy of his father's name, symbolised by the perfect Winchester Stewart wins in a shooting contest and McNally steals from him. So begins the long chase to one of the most neurotic shootouts in the history of the Western.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anthony Mann
Screenwriter: Borden Chase, Robert L Richards
Cast: Charles Drake
Millard Mitchell
Rock Hudson
Will Geer
Stephen McNally
Dan Duryea
John McIntire
Jay C Flippen
James Stewart
Shelley Winters
Tony Curtis

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