The Man From Laramie
The Man From Laramie (1955)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 1955
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Christopher Machell

A complex and nuanced examination of envy, resentment and filial loyalty.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Atmospheric Western that is also filled with crime, mystery and suspense.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A revenge Western Shakespeare might have liked.

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Emanuel Levy

This adult psychological Western represents one of the best collaborations between director Anthony Mann and star Jimmy Stewart.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Taut, brutal Western with King Lear overtones

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Beautifully filmed and chock full of the wide ranging Western vistas the genre demands, the stranger (Jimmy Stewart) comes to town to find revenge for the death… More
xGary Xx
James Stewart plays an army captain on the trail of gun runners who sold rifles to the Apache resulting in the death of his brother. Mann and Stewart made some… More
Aj V
An okay movie for a western, Stewart is a great actor, and he brings the movie to life.
Stephen M
This was the last, and arguably the best, of five marvellous westerns directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, remarkable for their psychological… More
Devon Bott
Like the Sons of Katie Elder, The Man from Laramie deals heavily with father/son relationships in the old west, and how the weak son fails the empire-carving… More
Ken Stachnik
Couldn't get into it. Beautifully crafted though