Nov 07, 2012
(Anthony Mann, USA, 1950, 35mm, 105min)
Special introduction by film critic Richard Jameson!
Anthony Mann’s breakthrough hit and the first of his James Stewart westerns. Here he chases his murderous brother and a one-in-a-million Winchester rifle half-way across the West. The American action movie at its finest, the film also stars Shelley Winters, Stephen McNally and Tony Curtis (in one of his first screen roles.) Mann commented, "As for Winchester 73, that was one of my biggest successes. And it is also my favorite western. I really believe that it contains all the ingredients of the western, and that it summarizes them." Ironically, Mann replaced Fritz Lang at the beginning of shooting. Watch for a young Tony Curtis, and Rock Hudson as an Indian Brave!