Man of the West

Man of the West

Director: Anthony Mann Cast: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb

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Anthony Mann's final foray into the western genre is a disturbing examination of man's baser instincts, rising in intensity to the level of Shakespearean tragedy. The film begins as seemingly naive Link (Gary Cooper) leaves his family to take a train to Fort Worth. Also on the train is saloon singer Billie Ellis (Julie London), who is compelled by con man Sam Beasley (Arthur O'Connell) to cheat Link out of his money. But the con comes to naught when the nefarious Dock Tobin (Lee J. Cobb) and his gang rob the train. Link takes Billie and Beasley to Tobin's cabin, where it is revealed the mild-mannered Link is Tobin's nephew and a former member of his cutthroat gang. Dock Tobin draws up a plan to rob a bank which the outlaws find agreeable, but they're reluctant to have Link rejoin their group. Soon it becomes apparent why they feel this way; when Link rejoins his old gang, his shy demeanor falls away and his outlaw instincts rise to the surface.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2008
UPC: 0883904107095
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: United Artists
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:39:00

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Link Jones
Julie London Billie Ellis
Lee J. Cobb Dock Tobin
Arthur O'Connell Sam Beasley
Jack Lord Coaley
Royal Dano Trout
John Dehner Claude
Robert J. Wilke Ponch
Jack Williams Alcutt
Guy Wilkerson Conductor
Frank Ferguson Marshal
Emory Parnell Gribble
Tina Menard Mexican Woman
Joe Dominguez Mexican Man
Chuck Robertson Rifleman

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
Edward Boyle Set Decoration/Design
Hilyard M. Brown Production Designer
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Victor Heerman Editor
Richard V. Heermance Editor
Emile LaVigne Makeup
Walter Mirisch Producer
Richard Moder Asst. Director
Reginald Rose Screenwriter
Jack Solomon Sound/Sound Designer
Yvonne Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Man of the West
1. Main Titles/New in Town [4:46]
2. All Aboard [4:04]
3. Fellow Passenger [3:33]
4. Train Robbery [5:53]
5. Stranded [5:08]
6. Suspicion [2:44]
7. Remember? [4:20]
8. Helping Hand [3:47]
9. Dreaming of Gold [7:14]
10. "Undress" [5:58]
11. Missing Money [4:24]
12. Man of the West [3:18]
13. Wanted! [4:54]
14. Deadly Fight [9:26]
15. Claude Speaks [2:57]
16. Planning the Job [6:02]
17. Ghost Town [6:29]
18. Shootout [8:18]
19. Dock's Demise [4:17]
20. Special Feeling [1:31]

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