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Winchester '73

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.25 /10
James Stewart , Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
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Directed by: Anthony Mann
Written by: Robert L. Richards

Released: 1950
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 92

Western hero (James Stewart) is driven to the point of madness by his need to avenge the death of his father and recover a stolen rifle.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Both a rousing adventure story, and a superior psychological western in which the landscapes (beautifully photographed by William Daniels) illustrate the mood of the protagonists. Stewart's complicated, neurotic performance brought him renewed popularity with the public and launched him on two further collaborations with director Anthony Mann, Bend of the River (1952) and The Far Country (1944).

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