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Side Street (1950); Winchester '73 (1950)

Side Street (1950)
March 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
author Max Alvarez.

Side Street (1950)

Directed by Anthony Mann

A hard-up postman with a baby on the way impulsively steals an envelope of cash, but his ill-considered moment of weakness leads him on a fatalistic descent into a seamy underworld of gangsters, call girls, and unlucky corpses. The starkly photographed architectural jungle of director Anthony Mann’s isolating, imposing Manhattan presages the forbidding mountain ranges of his later Westerns.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Producer: Sam Zimbalist. Screenwriter: Sydney Boehm. Cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg. Editor: Conrad A. Nervig. Cast: Farley Granger, Cathy O’Donnell, James Craig, Paul Kelly, Jean Hagen.

35mm, b/w, 83 min.

Watch the trailer below.

Winchester '73 (1950)

Directed by Anthony Mann

Cowboy Lin McAdam wins a prized Winchester rifle in a contest, only to have it stolen by a rival. Unbeknownst to McAdam, the rival is actually a long lost brother who had murdered their father, setting off an epic, Cain-and-Abel struggle between good and evil. Winchester ’73 helped kick off a tidal wave of complex, adult Westerns in the 1950s that eschewed the genre’s previously black and white morality.

Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc. Producer: Aaron Rosenberg. Screenwriter: Robert L. Richards, Borden Chase. Cinematographer: William Daniels. Editor: Edward Curtiss. Cast: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson.

35mm, b/w, 92 min.