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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good value...
'Man from Laramie' is a time-tested Mann-Stewart classic (4-plus stars), 'Desperadoes' a psychologically-less-nuanced but enjoyable western/drama from Charles Vidor (3 1/2 stars). What's nice about this set, aside from its inviting price and space-saving component, is the fact that 'Laramie' finally is offered on a single-sided picture disc containing only the widescreen...
Published on January 25, 2012 by Brian

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped
The Man from Laramie is supposed to be the better of the two, but the story was weak and the acting by the minor characters was awful. The movie was OK, but nothing great. Arthur Kennedy basically reprises his role from Bend of the River, a mostly good guy who can't keep himself from doing some bad stuff. Dave Wagaman, the son of the rancher, is really the bad guy so...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good value..., January 25, 2012
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Brian (Jersey City) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Man From Laramie / The Desperadoes (DVD)
'Man from Laramie' is a time-tested Mann-Stewart classic (4-plus stars), 'Desperadoes' a psychologically-less-nuanced but enjoyable western/drama from Charles Vidor (3 1/2 stars). What's nice about this set, aside from its inviting price and space-saving component, is the fact that 'Laramie' finally is offered on a single-sided picture disc containing only the widescreen version (Columbia's 1999 issue is a fullscreen/widescreen flipper). Otherwise the transfer quality-- decent, though not great-- of both films and extra features are identical to those which appear on their original releases.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LEGENDS: BEST OF THE WEST, January 23, 2008
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This review is from: The Man From Laramie / The Desperadoes (DVD)
The Desperadoes (1943) and The Man From Laramie (1955) though a dozen years apart in the filming, are well suited to be placed in the same DVD box.

Is there anyone out there above the age of 30 who hasn't seen these two movies? Well, they are certainly not age restrained, so anyone enjoying a good western from the olden days can and will get enjoyment watching them both.

I was born in 1943 (Desperadoes), so missed this one when originally released but saw it later on TV, while the Man From Laramie was on the screen when I was a teenager. A lot of things have changed since, one of them being that Hollywood for the most part has forgotten how to film a good western, and when an offer of two 'legends' of the screen come up any buckaroo worth their salt will just have to fork over.

Don't miss these two from yesterday pards, they are well worth it, if you are a fan of the old west on the screen.

Semper Fi.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Double Feature!, November 29, 2012
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I've been a fan of many of the old Westerns that were popular during the 40s & 50s and this double feature gives the viewer 2 great movies to view. The films themselves were excellent, always pleased to see double and triple features for the price of one but it's even better when movies are top quality like these two examples. Merchant did good delivery.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth having in any collection, April 2, 2014
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Did Jimmy Stewart ever make a bad western? So they began to look alike finally, so what? We fans couldn't get enough of the guy, so he shrugged his slender shoulders and went on making westerns.
Comparison to John Wayne, anybody? That's aside from big shoulders. For "king of the westerns," it's a toss-up in my book. They made at least one western together, and it's terrific.
As to "The Man From Laramie," don't miss the plot twist at the very end. Oh, and the co-feature is pretty good too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Jimmy Stewart westerns, January 3, 2014
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Our oldest son loves Jimmy Stewart movies in general, and has been collecting all of them. This was a welcome addition to his collection, and he enjoyed them immensely.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I hoped, March 17, 2013
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The Man from Laramie is supposed to be the better of the two, but the story was weak and the acting by the minor characters was awful. The movie was OK, but nothing great. Arthur Kennedy basically reprises his role from Bend of the River, a mostly good guy who can't keep himself from doing some bad stuff. Dave Wagaman, the son of the rancher, is really the bad guy so it makes no sense at the end when the rancher says Kennedy "made Dave do it". The Desperadoes is OK. It has a few laughs, but nothing great (except some the the riding during the stampede scene near the end). Go ahead and buy this but don't expect to be blown away by the great stories. Both are very much B westerns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars STEWART AND FORD----AT THEIR BEST, October 11, 2014
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TWO OF THE BEST WESTERNS ON ONE PACKAGE. HOW CAN YOU MISS WITH STEWART AND FORD MOVIES.
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5.0 out of 5 stars if not the best., December 7, 2014
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One of Jimmy's top roles in a western, if not the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, December 25, 2014
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Everything was great! Super service!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 10, 2014
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TO GREAT WESTERNS FOR ONE LOW PRICE
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