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Bend of the River (1952) was a Western - Action Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Aaron Rosenberg and Frank Cleaver.

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Bend of The River (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 22, 2019 From 4 Star Films

In Bend of The River, there are glimpses of the man we knew before the war. Joking and smiling with that same face. The affable charm and so on. But it’s also starkly different. In this picture, James Stewart is on horseback leading a wagon train preoccupied with farming, cattle, ranching, and... Read full article


Bend of the River (1952, Anthony Mann)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Somehow Bend of the River manages to be too cluttered while running too short at ninety-one minutes. The film starts great; James Stewart is a former bad man of the West who?s trying to be a good guy and become a farmer (or rancher if he can get himself some cattle). He?s guiding a wagon train to Or... Read full article


Bend of the River (1952, Anthony Mann)

on Feb 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Somehow Bend of the River manages to be too cluttered while running too short at ninety-one minutes. The film starts great; James Stewart is a former bad man of the West who?s trying to be a good guy and become a farmer (or rancher if he can get himself some cattle). He?s guiding a wagon train to Or... Read full article


Bend of the River (1952, Anthony Mann)

on Feb 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Somehow Bend of the River manages to be too cluttered while running too short at ninety-one minutes. The film starts great; James Stewart is a former bad man of the West who?s trying to be a good guy and become a farmer (or rancher if he can get himself some cattle). He?s guiding a wagon train to Or... Read full article


Bend of the River (1952, Anthony Mann)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 15, 2019 From The Stop Button

Somehow Bend of the River manages to be too cluttered while running too short at ninety-one minutes. The film starts great; James Stewart is a former bad man of the West who?s trying to be a good guy and become a farmer (or rancher if he can get himself some cattle). He?s guiding a wagon train to Or... Read full article


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Glyn McLyntock: I thought we were out of Cheyenne country. What do you make of that?
Emerson Cole: Shoshoni. Real mean when they want to be. Lately, they want to be.


Jeremy Baile: Good country, Glyn.
Glyn McLyntock: Yeah, real good country.
Jeremy Baile: Let's hope we can keep it this way. Missouri and Kansas was like this when I first saw 'em... good, clean. It was the men who came in to steal and kill that changed things. We mustn't let it happen here.


Glyn McLyntock: So you've decided to stay in Portland.
Emerson Cole: For a while, then thought I would drift on down to California
Glyn McLyntock: Still following that star.
Glyn McLyntock: Sometimes it's better than having a man with a star following you.


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The last film in which James Stewart had his own hair.
Julie Adams has the female lead in Jack Arnold's "The Creature from the Black Lagoon". Lori Nelson who plays Adams' sister in "Bend of the River" has the female lead in the sequel to "Creature", "Revenge of the Creature".
In Finland this film is called "Maa vuorten takana", meaning "The Land Behind the Mountains" in English.
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