Recommend any Jimmy Stewart Western ?

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  1. Paul_Scott

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    can anyone recommend any-either because they are a great film, or a very good film and an exceptional looking disc.

    i'd like to add a couple to my next order.
     
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    I've seen "Night Passage" and "Winchester 73" dvds which I recommend to you. Ron Epstein has posted good reviews of both "Bend of the River" and "Destry Rides Again".
     
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    My personal fav is The Cheyanne Social Club, but I'm unsure if it's on DVD.
     
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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a great film. You get not only Jimmy Stewart, but also John Wayne, Lee Marvin and the direction of John Ford.
     
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    "Winchester '73" is a good choice because historically, it was his first collaboration with Anthony Mann on a western, and also because of the James Stewart interview included on the DVD. The transfer sports a little element wear and tear and occasional shimmering from plaid or horizintal patterns, but otherwise has a nice balanced look. My favorite Mann-Stewart western is "The Naked Spur", which is not available on DVD yet.

    The cream of the crop would basically be:

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Naked Spur*
    Destry Rides Again
    Winchester '73
    The Man from Laramie
    Bend of the River
    Shenandoah
    Broken Arrow*
    The Far Country

    I believe all of them are available on DVD except the ones I marked with an asterisk. Of the four that I have seen, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance has perhaps the best transfer. None of the ones I have seen are what I would characterize as bad transfers, though, but some of them are from elements with more nics and scratches than others. There are three that I have not seen on DVD yet (Man from Laramie, Shenandoah, and The Far Country). The Shootist is also very good, but Stewart plays only a supporting role in it.

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