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The Far Country Details

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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 ([[Performer~P47606~John McIntire~johnmcintire]]) steals the cattle and Stewart et al are forced to fight for their herd. Together with the female saloon keeper of another town ([[Performer~P61269~Ruth Roman~ruthroman]]), they find themselves up against an evil they were not prepared for. When Stewart's friend (portrayed by [[Performer~P8313~Walter Brennan~walterbrennan]]) 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

Cast

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
Damian O'Flynn
as 2nd Mate
Dick Dickinson
as Miner
Eddy Waller
as Yukon Sam
Eugene Borden
as Doc Vallon
Allan Ray
as Bosun
Gene Holland
as Girl
Gregg Barton
as Rounds
Guy Wilkerson
as Tanana Pete
Carl Harbaugh
as Sourdough
Charles Sweetlove
as Porcupine Smith
Don C. Harvey
as Tom Kane
Eddie Parker
as Carson
Chuck Roberson
as Latigo
John Doucette
as Miner
John Halloran
as Bartender
John Mackin
Andy Brennan
as Man
Marjorie Stapp
Paul Bryar
as Sheriff
Paul Savage
Robert Bice
Robert Foulk
as Kingman
Stuart Randall
as Capt. Benson
Ted Mapes

Crew

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