Rose Theatre

Forty Guns - Starlight Room

Forty Guns - Starlight Room

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 1/23 7:30
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Forty Guns - Starlight Room

Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck saddled up with writer-director Sam 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. Marshall Griff Bonnell (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. 

Wes Bonnell: "I never kissed a gunsmith before."
Louvenia Spanger: "Any recoil?