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Man Without a Star (1955) FotW #385

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Man Without a Star (1955) FotW #385


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Film of the Week #385: Man Without a Star (1955)


A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her.

#201 on 500<400, with 247 checks.
Nominated by 72aicm and joachimt.
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#201(⇩63, #138) Man Without a Star (1955)
Directed by: King Vidor
(448.83 Pts, 11 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–0–4
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Post by Dolwphin »

This was highly entertaining for sure. Funny dialogue and captivating performances. Most notable is perhaps the gender dimension. I did not notice anything noteworthy from a form/style point of view. The development of the plot seems slightly forced in service of moving the story forward. Also the song at beginning/end is an witless attempt at narrative coherence. I dont' know how creative the film is in the context of genre conventions. It is possible further merit lies therein.
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