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Paul Jensen

WINCHESTER '73 (1950) 4 stars

Another fine pairing of Mann and Stewart. A simple yet ingenious premise which whizzes by like a bullet. Extremely tight, done to perfection. The gun represents honor and Stewart's character is a great role-model for young viewers at the time. The film is also a testament to classical storytelling. All you need is a few great set pieces and a very human relationship at the core.


Genre: Western
Director: Anthony Mann