JOHNNY GUITAR

Director Nicholas Ray
Year 1954
Starring Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden
Run Time 110min
More Info IMDb

Part the series SHE DIED WITH HER BOOTS ON: WOMEN AND THE WEST

"I've never seen a woman who was more like a man." This 1954 Freudian Western is one of the all-time left-field wonders of the studio system, a film so subversive it's a wonder it ever got made. Joan Crawford stars as a saloon owner battling the local townspeople headed by Emma (Mercedes McCambridge), the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. A pop-culture madhouse dressed up in spurs and a cowboy hat.

Screening in 35mm

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