The Man from Laramie

Synopsis: Mysterious Will Lockhart delivers supplies to storekeeper Barbara Waggoman at Coronado, an isolated town in Apache country. Before long, he's tangled with Dave Waggoman, vicious son of autocratic rancher Alec and cousin of sweet Barbara. But he sticks around town, his presence a catalyst for changes in people's lives, searching for someone he doesn't know...who's been selling rifles to the Apaches.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
 
IMDB:
7.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
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Year:
1955
103 min
34 Views

We'll make camp here for the night.

I'd go a couple more

miles before sundown.

- We'll camp here.

- You're the boss.

Come on, Mr. Lockhart, grub-time.

All right, I'll be along.

Standing here thinking about

it won't bring him back.

No, but it reminds me of

what I came here to do.

Hate's unbecoming

in a man like you.

On some men it shows.

- Come on, let's have some coffee.

- All right, I'll be along.

Here we are.

You want something?

I got three wagonloads of

supplies outside, from Laramie.

From Laramie? How did

you get through?

- We were lucky. Where do we unload?

- I don't know.

Who does? Where's the boss?

Upstairs.

Anybody home?

Excuse me, ma'am.

I'm looking for the owner

of the mercantile.

I'm the owner.

I see.

I have three wagonloads of

supplies for you outside.

I was hoping those supplies

would never arrive.

I thought you'd be anxious

to get these goods.

They're paid for, you

seem to need 'em.

I was all sold-out and was hoping

I could stop being a storekeeper.

I'm sorry to disappoint you, ma'am.

Where do you want the

supplies unloaded?

Would you like a cup of tea?

What?

It's a long time since

I've had tea with a lady.

That'd be kind of nice.

- Pull up a chair.

- Thank you.

- What's your name?

- Will Lockhart, ma'am.

Mine's Barbara Waggoman.

- Do you take sugar?

- Yes, when I can get it.

I've been in rooms like this before,

but not in this part of the country.

My father brought these things

from our home in Connecticut.

A man of very fine taste, I'd say.

Father had an appreciation for fine

living, but he wasted it in this store...

emptying flour barrels and

measuring cotton cloth.

I see.

There must be more to life than

emptying barrels of flour.

Yes, I'd say so.

I've wanted to leave Coronado

ever since my father died.

But the stage for Santa Fe stopped

running because of the Apaches.

- Did you have any trouble getting here?

- No, we came from Laramie.

- Is that your home?

- No, ma'am.

No, I can't rightly say

any place is my home.

But everybody should have someplace to

remember and feel like they belong to.

I always feel I belong where I am.

It must be wonderful

to feel like that.

Is there anyplace around town

my men and I can find rooms?

- Right over the caf.

- Fine.

I guess I'd better start

unloading those supplies.

We'll unpack them all and get

them into the shelves for you.

- Thanks for the tea, Miss Waggoman.

- You're welcome, Mr. Lockhart.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- Do you sell many of these repeating rifles?

- No, too much money.

- Where'd you get this one?

- Indian traded it for supplies.

I wonder where an Indian

would get a rifle like this.

He don't say. I don't ask.

Suppose you come out and help

the fellas unload this stuff?

- They tell me you're from Snake River.

- Yeah.

We expect an honest deal here.

We've just had one,

I hope we get another.

I do, too. We can work the drive.

Pass.

I can't open.

See you in a minute.

'Evening, Miss Waggoman.

- Good evening, Mr. Lockhart.

- Nice evening.

You're the only one in town I know

to talk to. Maybe you can help me.

How can I help you?

I just hate to make that trip

back with three empty wagons.

I thought maybe you could tell me

where to pick up a load of freight.

- There's some salt lagoons nearby.

- That's all?

- They're awful close to Apache land.

- Is this salt free for the taking?

It always has been.

We could harvest it ourselves

then, couldn't we?

You were lucky to get this

far without Indian trouble.

If I were you, I'd head back to

Laramie while the trail's still clear.

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Philip Yordan

Philip Yordan (April 1, 1914 – March 24, 2003) was an American screenwriter of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who also produced several films. He was also known as a highly regarded script doctor. Born to Polish immigrants, he earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois and a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law. more…

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