Genre Guesstimation – The Man from Laramie (1955)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Joel Watches Movies and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies of the Outdoors (any movie set primarily outside and where nature figures significantly into their plot or themes.)

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jul by sending them to outdoorjoel@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Joel!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Movies of the Outdoors ……

“It’s your neck, Lockhart. If you want a Christian funeral, you’d better leave some money with the undertaker.” – Sheriff Tom Quigby

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Upon arriving in a new town, Will Lockhart receives a very unwelcome response from the son of the local cattle baron and decides to find a way to try and make things right.

My Take on it – Such a great movie that really surprised me as to how enjoyable it was.

James Stewart is great in this film and once again is able to prove how diverse an actor he can be.

He expertly plays this character and helps keep things feeling so plausible throughout.

The story moves along at a great pace and they find ways to keep the story so thrilling and surprising the whole way through which enhances the enjoyment of things.

The way that they slowly explain to the audience the various dynamics of the town and its people is also quite useful in keeping the story so much more engaging and engrossing as it proceeds towards an unexpected point.

The supporting cast is also great with Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Kathy O’Donnell and Jack Elam all adding to the way things come across.

The movie also does a great job of developing each of these characters in such an efficient way, that even after the viewer thinks they know them, there can still be surprises along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – James Stewart stated that of all the westerns he made this one was his personal favorite. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Absolutely!  This was such a great story told in a fascinating way that stays thrilling and suspenseful all the way until the very end.

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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