The Man from Laramie/The Desperadoes [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 18507275
  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
  • Rating: NR
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  • Closed Captioned


The Man from Laramie
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 of his brother. Will enters the town of Coronado, NM, ruled by the blind and aging patriarch Alec Waggoman (Donald Crisp). Unaware that he is trespassing on Waggoman's land, he finds himself accosted by Alec's sociopathic son, Dave (Alex Nicol), who brutally beats Will and is ready to kill him. But Will is rescued at the last minute by Waggoman's adopted son, Vic Hansbro (Arthur Kennedy). Will finds that Waggoman has become increasingly concerned over who will inherit his vast empire. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

The Desperadoes
In this Western drama, Steve Upton (Randolph Scott) is the sheriff of a Utah community in 1860. Upton's best friend, Cheyenne Rogers (Glenn Ford), was once an outlaw, but under Steve's guidance, he's gone straight and tries to earn an honest living. However, while Cheyenne is in town to pay Upton a visit, the local bank is robbed and Cheyenne is the prime suspect. Through Cheyenne is quickly convicted, Upton is convinced his friend is innocent, and the sheriff helps the former outlaw break out of jail; together, they hit the trail trying to find the real culprits and clean up the town. The Desperadoes had the distinction of being the first Technicolor feature released by Columbia Pictures. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • James Stewart
    James Stewart - Will Lockhart
  • Arthur Kennedy
    Arthur Kennedy - Vic Hansbro
  • Donald Crisp
    Donald Crisp - Alec Waggoman
  • Cathy O'Donnell
    Cathy O'Donnell - Barbara Waggoman
  • Alex Nicol
    Alex Nicol - Dave Waggoman

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Two Great Classic Westerns.

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    The Man from Laramie stars James Stewart as an Army Captain who is investigating the massacre of an Army Patrol. One of the victims was Stewart's brother. Somebody has been selling rifles to the Indians and Stewart is intent on finding out who. The Desperados stars Glenn Ford and Randolph Scott as former pals on the opposite sides of the law. Ford is a bank robber and Scott is now a Sheriff. Edgar Buchanan turns in one of his best performances as a shady businessman who is one of the leading citizens of the town.

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