Classic Movie Hub (CMH)

The Wonderful Country

From June 08, 2018 (Friday)
To June 13, 2018 (Wednesday)
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (US)
Phone: 301.495.6700

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This Technicolor Western, adapted from a novel by Tom Lea, stars Robert Mitchum as an expat mercenary who fled to Mexico at age 14 after avenging his father's murder. When he's hired by a cruel Mexican governor (Pedro Armendáriz) to carry out an arms deal that takes him to Texas, his refusal to help hunt Apaches puts him in conflict with a U.S. Army major (Gary Merrill) - and into the orbit of the major's unhappy wife (Julie London). Mitchum's layered performance as a reluctantly violent man at a moral crossroads, caught between two national identities, is the heart of Robert Parrish's elegiac, cerebral Western, exquisitely shot by Alex Phillips and Floyd Crosby. (Note courtesy of Film Society of Lincoln Center.) DIR Robert Parrish; SCR Robert Ardrey, from the novel by Tom Lea; PROD Chester Erskine. U.S./Mexico, 1959, color, 98 min. NOT RATED

Friday, June 8th at 3:00pm

Sunday, June 10th at 11:00am

Monday, June 11th at 3:00pm and 7:15pm

Tuesday, June 12th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, June 13th at 3:00pm

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