The Far Country

The Far Country

Director: Anthony Mann Cast: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet
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Overview

The Far Country

Anthony Mann's The Far Country (1955) was one of the last westerns of its scope and budget to be shot in the old, pre-widescreen aspect ratio (i.e., 1.33-to-1), and for that reason it has always translated very well to the small screen. It's also shot in Technicolor, but in contrast to the DVD of Mann's Bend Of The River, released the same day as this, the color composition on The Far Country is much more naturalistic. The disc represents the sprawling Pacific Northwest outdoor adventure tale in fine form, the muted color tones captured in the transfer giving the movie an intensely realistic feel -- the source print is also in very good shape, apart from some apparent frame damage at just over 16 minutes in. The 20 chapters cover the plot well and, where possible, land on dissolves to black. The movie comes with a somewhat overheated trailer that doesn't dwell on the characterizations or portrayals, accessible through a two-layer menu that opens automatically on start-up. There are also French, Spanish, and English subtitles and captions, for those who need them.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 0025192262524
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 21,194

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Borden Chase Screenwriter
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Joseph E. Gershenson Score Composer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Terry Nelson Asst. Director
Ronnie R. Rondell Asst. Director
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Russell Schoengarth Editor
John Sherwood Asst. Director
Herman Stein Score Composer
Bud Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:26]
2. Bound for Alaska [7:34]
3. Skagway [6:25]
4. The Law in Skagway [4:25]
5. Gannon's Rule [4:27]
6. The Sawdust Concession [2:06]
7. To the Far Country [4:38]
8. The Cattle Thieves [11:28]
9. Webster's Way [4:00]
10. Avalanche [4:10]
11. Robbers [2:24]
12. Dawson [4:37]
13. The New Claim [2:06]
14. A Way Out [5:08]
15. The Need for Law [5:57]
16. Trouble in Town [5:40]
17. Death on the River [8:17]
18. Gannon's Claims [4:31]
19. Showdown in Dawson [7:09]
20. End Titles [:18]

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The Far Country 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jimmy Stewart isn't well known to be a great cowboy hero, but in the Stewart-Mann westerns of the 1950's, he definitely deserves that title. Although not the greatest of the westerns, it still has a good story, with good casting (including Walter Brennan, Jay C. Flippen, Ruth Roman, Corrine Calvet, and John McIntire). Great addition to any Jimmy Stewart and or western lover's collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. stewart gives a terrific performance in this movie based in the alaskan great outdoors, a movie that will remind you of how movies should be.