You're Lookin' At Country
Feb 10, 2011
(Bill Karn, USA, 1961, DVD, 80 min)
Five Minutes to Live
The insistent tick of the clock lays down the beat for this ballad of Johnny Cabot (Johnny Cash), a guitar-strumming, cold-hearted killer out on the lam after a bloody shoot out with the cops. Chafed by the highly regimented suburban life he sees outside his hotel hideaway, Cabot gives a bank manager just five minutes to hand over 70 grand or his wife will be executed. Cash turns in an intense and unforgettable performance as the sociopath who toys with the bank manager’s wife as she contorts in his cross hairs.
Tickets are $9 for general, $6/Film Forum members and $6.50/seniors and students. Not suitable for young children!