Friday, January 18, 2013
| 8 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$5 Museum members, students
$7 All others
(1950) Directed by Anthony Mann. James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea. (92 min.)
Film noir on the prairie, as an obsessed sharpshooter hunts down the man who stole the giddyap gold standard, his Winchester 73 repeater rifle. No symbolism there. Stewart’s hair-trigger performance predicts his near-psychotic turn in Vertigo. Winters plays a dancehall gal with a heart of gold. Also note two bit players on the cusp of their stellar careers. “It’s just too brilliant for words” (Time Out New York).