The Far Country


The Far Country

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Total Count: 10


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User Ratings: 2,806
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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 (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.


Critic Reviews for The Far Country

All Critics (10) | Fresh (10)

Audience Reviews for The Far Country

  • Oct 09, 2015
    A great go of some above average character acting, a surprisingly great crusty anti-hero portrayal from James Stewart, and a sizzling plot which unfolds at a nice place- and that's all The Far Country is. I'm surprised this film has received so much praise; there are better westerns that have garnered far less praise than The Far Country, in my opinion, like the often overlooked Bend of the River.
    Paris S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2013
    Jimmy Stewart and the rest of the cast are absolutely fantastic in this "northern" rather than a "western". It is a great Sunday afternoon popcorn movie full of larger than life characters and Hollywood legends at their finest.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2012
    Almost a mirror film to Winchester '73, with the same writer, director, star, and style, this one involves the same old same old about the smoothy crook dishonestly making a land grab off of the honest hardworking pioneer types. Stewart decides to even the deal out in this predictable, but fun, fable.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2012
    always enjoy james stewart & mostly "the far country" is kept alive by his prescence. slow & predictable is how it starts off but by mid-way through it partially flourishes & becomes a bit more intense
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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