The Far Country 11/16/19

Arrow Academy

Did star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann corner the market on upscale ‘A’ ’50s westerns? ┬áThis beauty sends Stewart, Ruth Roman and Corrine Calvet on a breezy trek over a Canadian glacier, with Walter Brennan as a folksy, ditsy sidekick — not very original but endearing. John McIntire saves the day as a charmingly malevolent self-appointed Judge Roy Bean-type swindler and murderer — he’s so hilariously evil, even Stewart’s character is amused. The special edition has two aspect ratio versions, a full commentary and two film history featurette-docus. With Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Steve Brodie, Robert J. Wilke, Chubby Johnson, Royal Dano, Jack Elam and Kathleen Freeman. On Blu-ray from Arrow Academy .