Ashman Film Fest presents Barbara Stanwyck in Forty Guns (1957)

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Forty Guns (1957)

Dir: Samuel Fuller

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck

"Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck saddled up with writer-director Samuel Fuller for the pulp maestro’s most audacious western, a boldly feminist spin on the genre that pivots effortlessly between ribald humor, visceral action, and disarming tenderness. High-riding rancher Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck) commands a forty-strong posse of cowboys, ruling Cochise County, Arizona, without challenge. When U.S. Marshal Griff Bonell (Barry Sullivan) and his brothers arrive in town with a warrant for one of her hired guns, Jessica begins to fall for the lawman even as he chips away at her authority. With astonishing black-and-white CinemaScope photography, hard-boiled dialogue laced with double entendres, and a fiery performance by Stanwyck at her most imperious, Forty Guns is a virtuoso display of Fuller’s sharpshooting talents." -Criterion Collection

Not rated. 80 mins.

(Barbara Stanwyck, born July 16, 1907, died January 20, 1990, was an American film, television, and stage actress.)
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Alicia Ashman Library
Community Room
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