The Far Country
The Far Country (1955)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 12, 1955
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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David Cornelius

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?

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

One of the very good Stewart-Mann collaborative westerns.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

A terrific western with Stewart as an anti-hero.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It stars Mann's favorite Western leading man James Stewart in an anti-hero role.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Better than decent but less than wonderful western refreshingly set in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Starts out great with Jimmy being a real dick… More
Randy Tippy
Jimmy Stewart is a likable 'antihero' in this oddly written but beautifully shot western adventure. A must-see for fans of Walter Brennan (like me).… More
Kevin M. Williams
Almost a mirror film to Winchester '73, with the same writer, director, star, and style, this one involves the same old same old about the smoothy crook… More
Michael Gildea
Not the best Stewart/Mann collaboration, but it beats the shit out of watching John Wayne rehash the same part for over 40 years. Stewart's a badasshole,… More
jay nixon
Starts promisingly but peters out into routineness by it's end.
xGary Xx
An unusually amoral James Stewart faces off with a vicious and corrupt judge in an nice shades-of-grey character driven western. Also features the best cowpoke… More