Directed by James Neilson
USA 1957

 

This minor (and obscurely titled) Stewart Western was to have been directed by Anthony Mann, who pulled out at the last minute because he felt Borden (Winchester '73) Chase's script wasn't up to scratch. Stewart plays a railroad worker who discovers that the robbers bent on stealing the payroll with which he has been entrusted are being led by his brother (Murphy). Neilson wades through the good brother/bad brother plot like an ox through mud, Stewart whiling away the time by playing accordion.

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE

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Theatrical Release: July 24th, 1957

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Distribution Universal Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:30:03 
Video 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.34 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Universal

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Edition Details:

• Theatrical  trailer - 2;32

set contains - Destry Rides Again / Winchester 73 / Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage / The Rare Breed

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2008

Slim transparent Case (6 inside box)

Chapters: 18

 

Comments:

I don't own the original DVD (still available HERE) that was released in 2003, but I can tell you that this edition, in the James Stewart - The Western Collection which containing Destry Rides Again / Winchester 73 / Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage and The Rare Breed is an exact duplicate. It has the same dated VOB files. So the only difference would be the slim transparent keep case and black/white art.

This DVD looks remarkably strong considering it is single-layered. Colors are a little washed but detail is there and the transfer is very consistent. It looks pretty darn good 'pardner'.

I'd VERY high on this James Stewart - The Western Collection - we've reviewed/compared all titles now (links in paragraph above). For these six western gems the price amounts to $5 a piece which is really a ridiculous deal. Strongly recommended!  

Gary W. Tooze

 

 


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