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Winchester '73 (1950) was a Western Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.

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James Stewart and Anthony Mann Team Up for Winchester '73

By Rick29 on Apr 14, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

I think it's fair to say that Winchester '73 ushered in the "adult Western" of the 1950s. Although there were earlier Westerns with flawed heroes, hard-edged films like Winchester '73 reinvented the genre. Their protagonists were rugged men--often with a dark past--focused on revenge (Rancho Notorio... Read full article


Winchester '73

By Michael on Aug 11, 2010 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann, 1950)In the vein of Great Wersterns Winchester '73 is often overlooked. It's obvious that the Western spaghetti genre revolutionned or revisionnized the way Western were made. But before this revolution, the genre always been one of the most popular in American Cinema. ... Read full article


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Young Bull: All white men are thieves. In peace, they steal our land; in war, they steal our women. And you are a white man!


Lin McAdam: Awful lot of law for a little cowtown.
Wyatt Earp: This is the kind of cowtown that needs a lot of law.


Joe Lamont: Indian smoke always means the same thing... trouble.


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The filmmakers did not have the budget to pay James Stewart his requested fee of $200,000, so he suggested they take the then-unusual step of paying him a cut of the profits instead. This deal, the first of its kind since the advent of talkies, would soon become the norm and change the studio-agent-actor relationship, leading to the demise of the long-term contract and the studio system. Stewart is believed to have made around $600,000 from this film.
James Stewart spent a lot of time practicing with the rifle so he would look like an authentic westerner.
There were only 133 One-of-a-Thousand Model 1873's made.
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