Bend of the River Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

The second of the terrific Stewart-Mann Westerns is characteristic of their pairings: adult themes played out against prairie vistas in which betrayal and violence can erupt at any time. Formerly a vicious Missouri raider, Stewart now leads a wagon train through Indian raids and hijackings to the new boom town of Portland where he becomes embroiled in the conflict between wealthy miners and farmers.

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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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Quotes from

Emerson Cole: Never mix marriage with gambling. Percentage is all against it.


Shorty: The law won't let you get away with this.
Glyn McLyntock: What law?


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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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.
Though the film received generally poor reviews, it is noteworthy as marking a turning point in James Stewart's career as he began to play much more violent, cynical and ruthless characters.
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