Bend Of The River
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Another of the collaborations between actor James Stewart and director Anthony Mann, Bend of the River casts Stewart as a former outlaw, now working as trail guide for a group of Oregon-bound farmers. He is aided in this endeavor by Arthur Kennedy, a far-from-reformed horse thief. Upon arriving in Portland, Stewart gets in the middle of a scam operated by trader Howard Petrie, who has reneged on his promise to ship goods to the settlers. Unable to take action through legal channels, Stewart and farmer Jay C. Flippen steal the provision and scurry back to the settlement by boat. On their… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's like Stewart was pouring every negative emotion he felt over the past ten years into one moment."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"One of five masterful Westerns Anthony Mann made with James Stewart."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Against Mann's splendors, as always, lie the elusiveness of civilization, the flux of alliances, and the purgative wrestling of warriors"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One of the greatest Westerns ever."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The screenplay keeps the simple tale moving at a furious clip."
‑ David Cornelius,
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