The first collaboration between director Mann and actor Stewart, a team that would create a series of superior westerns that added a new, psychological dimension to the genre.
WINCHESTER '73 begins as Stewart, who is pursuing his father's killer, rides into Dodge City with his friend, Mitchell. The whole town is celebrating the Fourth of July under the watchful eye of the fatherly Wyatt Earp (Geer), who collects pistols from gun-toting strangers and keeps them in his
office until they leave. Stewart enters the local saloon and orders a drink. Out of the corner of his eye he sees McNally, and both men spastically grope for their sidearms, only to find empty holst...