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  • Saturday, February 11

    6:15 PM (110 mins)
    BAMPFA

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  • Sunday, February 12

    4:30 PM (110 mins)
    BAMPFA

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SUBJECTS

Jealousy -- Drama, West (U.S.) -- Drama, Women -- West (U.S.) -- Drama

Johnny Guitar

featuring

Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Scott Brady, Mercedes McCambridge,

Johnny Guitar shows off Ray’s talent for transforming intractable material into a highly personal work of art. Joan Crawford plays a saloonkeeper, Vienna, whose financial savvy makes her fellow townspeople queasy. Under the baton of rancher Emma (Mercedes McCambridge), whose ancient jealousy of Vienna knows no bounds, the community is orchestrated into a lynch mob. Sterling Hayden's Johnny Guitar is an unlikely hero at best, a laconic gunman who is forced by virtue of conscience and intelligence to take a stand against the real enemy: insidious mob psychology fueled by an outrageous sexual hypocrisy.

Judy Bloch