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James Stewart Westerns 4-Disk DVD Set

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In the 1950s, James Stewart Westerns had Jimmy Stewart starring in a number of Westerns that cast him as a morally ambiguous loner with a dark past and questionable motives.

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James Stewart Westerns 4-Disk DVD Set Anthony Mann 1950-1955

In the 1950’s, James Stewart Westerns had Jimmy Stewart starring in a number of Westerns that cast him as a morally ambiguous loner with a dark past and questionable motives. His work during this time, especially with director Anthony Mann, forever altered his public persona.

The alliance of Mann and Stewart is one of the foremost and defining director-star collaborations, not only in the history of the Western genre, but in the history of Hollywood.

Winchester ’73 (1950)

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

In a marksmanship contest, Lin McAdam wins a prized Winchester 72 rifle, which is immediately stolen by the runner-up, Dutch Henry Brown. This “story of a rifle” then follows McAdams’ pursuit, and the rifle as it changes hands, until a final showdown and shoot-out on a rocky mountain precipice.

Sample Video From Winchester ’73

Bend in the River (1952)

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy

James Stewart plays a former outlaw turned scout for a wagon train. He runs into trouble with a former partner-in-crime (Arthur Kennedy) by way of a scam involving a shipment of stolen goods and the kidnapped daughter (Julie Adams) of a farmer. Stewart played a character whose motives remained murky right up until the end.

Sample Video From Bend in the River

Thunder Bay (1953)

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland

In 1946, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin comes to a Louisiana town with a dream: to build a safe platform for offshore oil drilling. Having finessed financing from a big oil company, formerly penniless Steve and his partner Johnny are in business…and getting interested in shrimp-boat captain Rigaud’s two lovely daughters. But opposition from the fishing community grows fast, led by Stella Rigaud. Other hazards include sabotage, a hurricane…and a treacherous board of directors. Includes movie trailer.

Sample Video From Thunder Bay

The Man From Laramie (1955)

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp

One of the first Westerns to be shot in brilliant CinemaScope, The Man from Laramie marked the fifth and final time Stewart collaborated with Mann in the genre.

Stewart plays Will Lockhart, a man obsessed with finding the people responsible for selling guns to the Apaches that killed his brother. Before he knows it, he finds himself in a small Colorado town where he becomes embroiled in a family feud between a psychotic son and his adopted brother over who will take control of the family business. Turns out the psychotic son might also be the man Lockhart is looking for. Stunning photography, quality performances, and a typically ambiguous moral center.

Sample Video From Man From Laramie

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I also offer the fourth of five Westerns Mann did with Stewart, “The Far Country” to complete the powerful pairing of a great director and popular movie star.

Note to Buyer

The movies in this set are reproduced on professional-grade DVD-R discs and come in a 4-disk DVD case. Artwork is printed on the DVDs and cover exactly as shown in the image.

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Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in
Genre

Westerns

Rating

7.6

Brand

Generic

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