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Bend of the River

Bend of the River

James Stewart
Director: Anthony Mann Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
, Julie Adams
Julie Adams
Anthony Mann
Bend of the River

Bend of the River

James Stewart
Director: Anthony Mann Cast: James Stewart
James Stewart
, Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
, Julie Adams
Julie Adams
Anthony Mann

Blu-ray (Subtitled)

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Overview

Another of the collaborations between actor James Stewart and director Anthony Mann, Bend of the River casts Stewart as a former outlaw, now working as trail guide for a group of Oregon-bound farmers. He is aided in this endeavor by Arthur Kennedy, a far-from-reformed horse thief. Upon arriving in Portland, Stewart gets in the middle of a scam operated by trader Howard Petrie, who has reneged on his promise to ship goods to the settlers. Unable to take action through legal channels, Stewart and farmer Jay C. Flippen steal the provision and scurry back to the settlement by boat. On their return, they discover that Kennedy has sold out to the crooked Petrie and intends to reclaim the supplies, taking Flippen and his daughter Julie Adams as hostages to ensure safe passage. It's up to Stewart to turn the tables on his former friend and save the day. As in the other Stewart-Mann productions, Jimmy breaks away from his usual easygoing screen persona to play a tough, self-serving rugged individual, whose true motives and loyalties remain in doubt until the very end of the film. Bend of the River was adapted by Borden Chase from Bill Gulick's novel Bend of the Snake. Watch for Stepin Fetchit, Rock Hudson, Royal Dano, and Frances Bavier in minor roles.


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Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2019
UPC: 0738329234065
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 21,493

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Toby Roan; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Glyn McLintock
Arthur Kennedy Emerson Cole
Julie Adams Laura Baile
Rock Hudson Troy Wilson
Lori Nelson Margie Baile
Jay C. Flippen Jeremy Baile
Stepin Fetchit Adam
Henry Morgan Shorty
Chubby Johnson Capt. Mello
Howard Petrie Tom Hendricks
Frances Bavier Mrs. Prentiss
Jack Lambert Red
Royal Dano Long Tom
Frank Chase Wasco
Frank Ferguson Don Grundy
Gregg Barton Miner
Denver Dixon Extra
Donald Kerr Barker
Cliff Lyons Willie
Philo McCullough Prospector
Lillian Randolph Aunt Tildy
George Taylor Prospector
Britt Wood Roustabout
Dal McKennon Actor

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Borden Chase Screenwriter
Oliver Emert Set Decoration/Design
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Irving Glassberg Cinematographer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Nathan Juran Art Director
Joe Lapis Sound/Sound Designer
Rosemary Odell Costumes/Costume Designer
Aaron Rosenberg Producer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Russell Schoengarth Editor
Bud Westmore Makeup

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