Forty Guns with Dan Callahan in person
Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1957, 79 mins.
With Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger. Sam Fuller’s cracked Arizona gunslinger epic pits new-in-town pacifist marshal Griff Bonnell (Sullivan) and his two younger brothers against oppressive rancher Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck) and her posse of 40 (!) hired guns for control of the county. Naturally, Griff and Jessica fall head over heels, much to the chagrin and confusion of the good and bad guys. The idea of packing all 40 gauchos into one scope frame was surely a visual gag too great for Fuller to pass over. It’s one of the wildest and most grandly weird westerns in cinema history. Also showing on February 19 as part of Barbara Stanwyck Double Feature.
This film is also part of the series See It Big.
Free with Museum admission.