Man of the West
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Anthony Mann's final foray into the western genre is a disturbing examination of man's baser instincts, rising in intensity to the level of Shakespearean tragedy. The film begins as seemingly naive Link (Gary Cooper) leaves his family to take a train to Fort Worth. Also on the train is saloon singer Billie Ellis (Julie London), who is compelled by con man Sam Beasley (Arthur O'Connell) to cheat Link out of his money. But the con comes to naught when the nefarious Dock Tobin (Lee J. Cobb) and his gang rob the train. Link takes Billie and Beasley to Tobin's cabin, where it is… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A tour de force for Cooper."
‑ Enrique Fernandez, Miami Herald
"Man of the West is a combination of the James Stewart Westerns that came before it and the epic ideas that would drive [Mann's] final few films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Mann's last western is a powerful film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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