FORTY GUNS

FORTY GUNS

Fuller's film shares with Johnny Guitar the title of 'a western like no other'. Barbara Stanwyck presides over her forty hired guns across the breadth of the CinemaScope screen. Not so much an anti-western, Forty Guns is a melodrama with western elements with a heightened focus on the themes of love and death, sex and violence. (BH)

Saddle up and come on down to the Mercury for the opening of our 2016 Adelaide Cinematheque season, Western style! Classic as well as, ahem, transgressive westerns, prizes for the audience member judged best dressed cowboy or cowgal every night, and wet your whistle with a beer and a terrific Tex-Mex BBQ outside from 6pm. 

FORTY GUNS

  • Director: Sam Fuller
  • Year: 1957
  • Run Time: 80mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: PG