Johnny Guitar (1954) Classic Western Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden
Vienna (Joan Crawford) has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.
Viewer Quote: "Great cast and stunning direction makes this an offbeat classic. An interesting interpretation of gender roles in America -- Crawford as the emasculated nihilistic prostitute/businesswoman, and Hayden (in PERFECT casting) as a slightly pretty-boy gunslinger, a role in which he is as passive to Crawford as a typical film heroine to her hero. All bit parts are memorable, particularly the venomous McCambridge (one of her best characterizations -- it makes my skin crawl). Great cast and stunning direction makes this an offbeat classic."
Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
The dvd is encoded NTSC REGION 0 (playable worldwide). Also, there is an interactive menu with scene selection for easy navigation through the dvd, and special feature, intro by Martin Scorsese.
This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).
Usually ships in 1-2 days from the United States via USPS w/tracking.