James Stewart Westerns Box Set DVD|
The Rare Breed:In the 1880s Englishwoman Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to America to sell their prize Hereford bull. The women hire Burnett (James Stewart) to help them transport the animal to its new owner Bowen (Brian Keith).Shenandoah:A dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma. James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war.Night Passage:When the local railroad becomes the constant target of a band of desperadoes led by Whitey Harbin (Dan Duryea) officials recruit Grant McLaine (Stewart) to guard the payroll from any more robberies. Trouble is the gang's most skilled and lethal gunslinger The Utica Kid (Audie Murphy) is Grant's kid brother.The Far Country:James Stewart and Walter Brennan are a loner and his sidekick who figure to get rich by selling a herd of cattle at a fancy price during the wild gold rush days. They are soon caught up in a conflict with the local lawman John McIntire and his henchmen.Bend Of The River:James Stewart guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin in this western adventure. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle Stewart crosses rivers climbs mountains and out-guns hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter.Winchester '73:Frontiersman Lin McAdam (Stewart) is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle the Winchester '73 as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea) an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire a savage young Indian chief (Rock Hudson) and McAdam's own murderous brother (Stephen McNally)Destry Rides Again:As Destry a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns Stewart is called to restore order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. He reluctantly takes the task after meeting French (Dietrich) an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers while winning the hero's heart.from£13.99 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Titles Comprise The Rare Breed In the 1880s Englishwoman Martha Price (Maureen O&39;Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) come to America to sell their prize Hereford bull at an auction When he is purchased by Bowen a wild Scotsman (Brian Keith) the woman hire a footloose cowhand named Burnett (James Stewart) to help them transport the animal to its new owner So begins an adventure that tests the mettle of all involved as they battle killers cattle stampedes - and each other But when they reach Bowen&39;s ranch even greater obstacles force them to summon up extraordinary courage if they and the prize bull are to survive Shenandoah With the integrity and depth of an epic Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma James Stewart stars as a Virginia farmer during the Civil War He refuses to support the Confederacy because he is opposed to slavery yet he will not support the Union because he is deeply opposed to war When his son is taken prisoner Stewart goes to search for the boy Seeing first-hand the horrors of war he is at last forced to take his stand Night Passage A former railroad employee fired in disgrace is offered a chance to redeem himself by undertaking the perilous mission of going undercover to infiltrate and eliminate the gang that repeatedly robs the payroll and denying the workers their much needed wages The Far Country One of the best MannStewart Westerns of the &39;50s with a refreshing Yukon setting Stewart drives cattle north on an arduous trek to Alaska When he reaches his destination his pay-off for his trouble is double-cross and violence Bend of the River The second of the terrific StewartMann Westerns is characteristic of their pairings adult themes played out against prairie vistas in which betrayal and violence can erupt at any time Formerly a vicious Missouri raider Stewart now leads a wagon train through Indian raids and hijackings to the new boom town of Portland where he becomes embroiled in the conflict between wealthy miners and farmers Winchester &39;73 Frontiersman Lin McAdam (Stewart) is attempting to track down both his father&39;s murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle the Winchester &39;73 as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters including a crazed highwayman (Dan Duryea) an immoral gunrunner (John McIntire) a savage young Indian chief (Rock Hudson) and McAdam&39;s own murderous brother (Stephen McNally) Destry Rides Again This hilarious satire carries Jimmy Stewart in the lead as Tom Destry a supposedly tough law enforcement man who doesn&39;t like guns Stewart&39;s comic touches are brilliant as he eagerly gives out educational anecdotes anytime an opportunity affords itself The plot concerns the efforts of a saloon owner and a corrupt Mayor to rob the local cowpokes blind Frenchy&39;s on the payroll of the bad guys but when sparks fly between her and Destry her loyalty becomes a deciding factor in whether it&39;s Destry or the bad guys who will ride off into the sunset Actors Jimmy Stewart Certificate PG Year 1939 - 1966 Languages English
Collection of westerns starring Hollywood icon James Stewart. In 'The Rare Breed' (1966) Martha Price (Maureen O'Hara) and her daughter Hilary (Juliet Mills) enlist the help of Sam 'Bulldog' Burnett (Stewart), a wandering ranch hand, to carry out the dream of Martha's late husband who died en route to America. His dream was to introduce Hereford cattle by transporting a lone bull, Vindicator, to Texas to breed it with longhorn cattle. Martha, Hilary and Sam set out on the road to Texas with the bull, but the trail is fraught with dangers and Sam has to rescue the women from a series of Western-style ambushes and abductions. In 'Shenandoah' (1965) Stewart stars as Charlie Anderson, a wealthy farmer in Virginia who has hitherto steadfastly refused to take any part in the civil war that is raging around him. But the war inevitably ensnares him through a series of family tragedies that includes his youngest son (Philip Alford) being taken prisoner by the Unionists and charged with spying, his son James (Patrick Wayne) and daughter-in-law Ann (Katharine Ross) being murdered by a gang of looters, and the death of his eldest son Jacob (Glenn Corbett). In 'Night Passage' (1957) Stewart stars as Grant McLaine, a former railroad employee now scraping a living as a travelling musician entertaining workers in the construction camps along the frontier. Fired from his job on the railroads after helping his gun-slinging outlaw brother - known as the Utica Kid (Audie Murphy) - escape the law, he is given one last chance to prove his worth by being asked to deliver $10,000 for the railroad workers' wages. In 'Bend of the River' (1952) Glyn McLyntock (Stewart) is a man with a past. As he attempts to help a group of Missouri settlers cross the Oregon Trail to the Columbia River Basin, he is double-crossed by Emerson Cole (Arthur Kennedy), the man he thought of as a friend. However, he finds assistance in the form of farmer's daughter Laura Baile (Julie Adams) and San Franciscan gambler Trey Wilson (Rock Hudson). 'The Far Country' (1954) is set in the wild gold rush days of the Yukon Territory, and stars Stewart and Walter Brennan as loner Jeff Webster and his sidekick Ben Tatum. When the pair attempt to get rich quick by selling a herd of cattle at a conflated price, they soon find themselves caught up in a conflict with a self-appointed and corrupt local sheriff and his henchmen. In 'Destry Rides Again' (1939) the son of a famous lawman, young Tom Destry (Stewart), is considered something of a joke when he takes up the position of deputy in the lawless town of Bottle Neck. Destry refuses to carry a gun, and prefers a glass of milk to alcohol, which hardly makes him a match for gunslinging saloon owner Kent (Brian Donlevy), the real power behind the town. However, with the aid of drunken sheriff 'Wash' Dimmsdale (Charles Winninger), the soft-spoken Destry sets about cleaning up Bottle Neck in his own inimitable manner, winning the admiration of Kent's blowsy, bar-room singer girlfriend, Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich), along the way. Finally, in 'Winchester 73' (1950) cowboy Lin McAdam (Stewart) wins a Winchester rifle in a shooting competition, only for it to be stolen by his opponent, his arch-enemy Dutch Henry Mann (Stephen McNally). McAdam sets off in pursuit of his adversary, determined to settle a feud that dates back many years.
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