Friday, October 19, 2018
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Ride the Pink Horse
(1947) Directed by and starring Robert Montgomery. Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix. (101 min.) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive.
A hard-boiled army vet arrives in a small New Mexico town to shake down the war profiteer he blames for his best friend’s death. Linger in the lobby of the (real) hotel
La Fonda, as Georgia O’Keeffe once did; the film was shot in downtown Santa Fe
during the Feast of Zozobra. Thomas Gomez was the first Latino actor to receive an Oscar nomination.
Introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes.
“With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty, and punchy, clever script by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer, this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir” (Criterion Collection).