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The Far Country Details


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 Stewart's friend (portrayed by Walter Brennan) is killed, he is forced to go up against the evil sheriff. Good versus evil in incredible Yukon settings makes this an above average Western. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

  • Release date:February 12, 1955


James Stewart
as Jeff Webster
Ruth Roman
as Ronda Castle
Corinne Calvet
as Renee Vallon
Walter Brennan
as Ben Tatem
John McIntire
as Mr. Gannon
Jay C. Flippen
as Rube
Steve Brodie
as Ives
Connie Gilchrist
as Hominy
Robert J. Wilke
as Madden
Chubby Johnson
as Dusty
Royal Dano
as Luke
Jack Elam
as Newberry
Kathleen Freeman
as Grits
Connie Van
as Molasses
Guy Wilkerson
as Tanana Pete
Paul Bryar
as Sheriff
Chuck Roberson
as Latigo
Gregg Barton
as Rounds
Marjorie Stapp
Damian O'Flynn
as 2nd Mate
Paul Savage
Don C. Harvey
as Tom Kane
Dick Dickinson
as Miner
Robert Bice
Eugene Borden
as Doc Vallon
John Halloran
as Bartender
Stuart Randall
as Capt. Benson
Eddie Parker
as Carson
Eddy Waller
as Yukon Sam
John Doucette
as Miner
Robert Foulk
as Kingman
Charles Sweetlove
as Porcupine Smith
Gene Holland
as Girl
Andy Brennan
as Man
Carl Harbaugh
as Sourdough
Allan Ray
as Bosun
John Mackin
Ted Mapes


Anthony Mann
Aaron Rosenberg
Borden Chase
William H. Daniels
Herman Stein
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph E. Gershenson
Composer (Music Score)
Russell Schoengarth
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Terry Nelson
First Assistant Director
Bud Westmore