Winchester '73 (1950) was a Western Film directed by Anthony Mann and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.
James Stewart and Anthony Mann Team Up for Winchester '73By 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 '73By 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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Sgt. Wilkes: Why?
Lin McAdam: Well, they figure if they are killed in the dark, the Great Spirit can't find their souls and whip 'em up into heaven... or something like that.
Joe Lamont: Indian smoke always means the same thing... trouble.
[after Lin wins the Winchester 73 rifle]
Dutch Henry Brown: How much will you take for it?
Lin McAdam: It's not for sale.
Dutch Henry Brown: That's too bad. That's too much gun for a man to have just for... shootin' rabbits.
Lin McAdam: Or for shootin' men in the back.
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James Stewart has credited Winchester '73 for helping to save and redefine his career, after a series of post-war flops which threatened to damage his career.
On the laserdisc and DVD, James Stewart gives audio commentary about the making of the movie. It was the only such commentary he ever did.
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