The Man From Laramie
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Anthony Mann directed this brilliant psychological Western reminiscent of Shakespeare's King Lear. James Stewart plays Will Lockhart, who is obsessed with finding the man who sold automatic rifles to the Apaches, resulting in the death of his brother. Will enters the town of Coronado, NM, ruled by the blind and aging patriarch Alec Waggoman (Donald Crisp). Unaware that he is trespassing on Waggoman's land, he finds himself accosted by Alec's sociopathic son, Dave (Alex Nicol), who brutally beats Will and is ready to kill him. But Will is rescued at the last minute by Waggoman's… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Atmospheric Western that is also filled with crime, mystery and suspense."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A revenge Western Shakespeare might have liked."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This adult psychological Western represents one of the best collaborations between director Anthony Mann and star Jimmy Stewart."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Taut, brutal Western with King Lear overtones"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"The fifth of Anthony Mann's five Westerns with Jimmy Stewart, The Man from Laramie looks more and more like the best of the lot."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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