FP084: “The Gun That Won the West."


Anthony Mann took an aging genre, the western, and an aging star, James Stewart, and turned them both around in Winchester '73. This film began a partnership that lasted for several years and several marvelous, gritty films. Mann also populates this film (as well as his other westerns) with a fascinating array of players from the amazingly saucy Shelley Winters to the psychotic, giggling Dan Duryea, here giving Richard Widmark a run for his money!

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