Another excellent, beautiful western from Anthony Mann and James Stewart. And this one’s got just about no racism, which was awesome. Would have preferred some sort of classic western shootout at the end, spaghetti western style, set against a snowy backdrop. But that’s not the language Mann is working with here. 

Mann says men live brutally, they die brutally, and there’s no in between. We can learn to live with one another, or we end up killing one another. It’s black and white. This theme ripples throughout all his movies.

There’s a joy in visiting films where good and evil is so simple, with none of that grey matter in between.

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