Friends of the National Library/Reel McCoy Film Screening
(USA 1950) 84 min. 16 mm
Director: Henry King
Cast: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Karl Malden, Richard Jaeckel
Reformed gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town looking for an old sweetheart and his young son. However, his reputation means there are three cowboys on his tail for a bit of revenge, as well as a local gunslinger hoping to make a name for himself. King (probably best known for directing the religious melodrama The Song of Bernadette) manages to create a Western that emerges from the "oaters" of the 40s, into an almost noir "adult" entry into the genre. Having an Oscar nominated screenplay certainly helps to build the tension and drama.
Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.
Cost: Free, but you must be a member of the Friends of the National Library or the Reel McCoy Film Society. Membership cards must be shown at the door.
Bookings not required.
- When: 04 Jul 2012
- Time: 06:00PM – 09:00PM
- Where: Theatre (Lower Ground One (LG1))