The Far Country
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One of the most entertaining of the Western movies to come out of the 1950s, this is a Stewart vehicle in which he must take on the ruthlessness of the frontier. Set in the Yukon, Stewart and his friends are driving cattle to market from Wyoming to Canada, where the boom towns pay top dollar for beef. When they arrive in Skagway, the corrupt sheriff of the town (John McIntire) steals the cattle and Stewart et al are forced to fight for their herd. Together with the female saloon keeper of another town (Ruth Roman), they find themselves up against an evil they were not prepared for. When… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie becomes a game between Mann and the viewer - how long can the filmmaker keep the supposed hero from finally doing the right thing?"
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"One of the very good Stewart-Mann collaborative westerns."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The final shootout probably inspired Robert Altman's McCabe and Mrs. Miller, taking place in the dark, on the ground and crawling in the mud -- purposely clumsy and unheroic."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A terrific western with Stewart as an anti-hero."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"It stars Mann's favorite Western leading man James Stewart in an anti-hero role."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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