Bend of the River Reviews
James Stewart is the lead hero and matches John Wayne in Western standard here.
The lavish Technicolour is used to full effect and shows the US scenery to full effect.
Mann as director is every bit as good as other Western directors such as John Ford.
Here Stewart guides farmers to a new life across the States. However en route their food supply for the ensuing harsh winter is compromised in a distant town down river due to a gold rush that puts a greater financial value on their food stores for the new gold hunters in the town now.
Stewart rescues the food whilst fighting demons from his long since criminal past.