FORTY GUNS w/ Louis Black

Director Samuel Fuller
Year 1957
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan and Dean Jagger
Run Time 79min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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At each installment of Cinema Club we are joined by a special guest presenter who introduces the screening and participates in a discussion about the film afterwards with Alamo programmers and you the audience. This time we are honored to be joined by Austin Chronicle editor and co-founder Louis Black.

We will celebrate the centenary of the late, great Samuel Fuller, one of America’s purest film artists and a favorite of ours. The film, FORTY GUNS, is a delirious, strangely sexualized western starring Barbara Stanwyck as a tyrannical land baroness who maintains a private army of “forty guns”.

When a new marshall (Barry Sullivan) arrives in town, the sparks - and bullets - fly. This was the era of subtextual westers, and this one is bursting at the seams with innuendo. It is raucous and perverse, just the way we like them. In massive, overpowering Cinemascope. (Lars)