The Man From Laramie

This old western (1955) stars James Stewart as Will Lockhart, a wagoneer who is out for revenge. His brother, a cavalryman, was killed when Apache's ambushed and killed his regement, using guns of unknown origin. So, Lockhart's mystery is, where did the guns came from? His search brings him to Coronado, a Wyoming town ruled by an aging rancher. When Lockhart's wagon and mules are destroyed by the son of the ranch-lord, the plot begins to get complicated.

This was a fun movie to watch. I am not very familiar with the western genre. But I can see how the mythology of the old west was appealing in the middle of the 20th century, when so many things were changing. It must have seemed like the wild wild west. And the theme of ilicit arms deals still resonates today.

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