Johnny Guitar (1954) was a Western - Film Adaptation Film directed by Nicholas Ray .
Johnny Guitar was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.
Johnny Guitar ( 1954 )By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 22, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers
Joan Crawford in a western? If that sounds incredulous, Ms.Crawford must have thought so, too, because it was not until 1954 that she starred in her first spurs-and-guns picture - Johnny Guitar. Unlike Barbara Stanwyck, Joan seemed out of place in the desert locale sporting jeans - but she gave it a... Read full article
Johnny Guitar (1954): Guilty Pleasure? NahBy Carol Martinheira on Jun 3, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden
Johnny Guitar (1954): Guilty Pleasure? Nah On June 3, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Johnny Guitar (dir. Nicholas Ray), the Casablanca of westerns, is a psychological melodrama that often gets overlooked and unfairly dismissed. It’s not the greatest of westerns by... Read full article
Johnny Guitar (1954)By 4 Star Film Fan on May 13, 2018 From 4 Star Films
“I’m a stranger here myself.” ~ Sterling Hayden as Johnny Guitar In watching even only a handful of Nicholas Ray films, it’s possible to discern fairly quickly that his films?are?often about the marginalized outsiders. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)?is the most iconic example b... Read full article
Johnny Guitar (1954)on Sep 13, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film
The 1950s is easily the decade where the Western thrived. Captured in expansive CinemaScope, the Wild West never looked wilder. But with so many cowpokes roaming the range it was only a matter of time before the range turned in on itself. The year before he took teen rebellion to the mainstream with... Read full article
Johnny Guitar (1954)By Beatrice on Dec 31, 2015 From Flickers in Time
Johnny Guitar Directed by Nicholas Ray Written by Philip Yordan from a novel by Roy Chanslor 1954/USA Republic Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #292 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Nick Ray strays into Sam Fuller territory with this gaudy, off-kilter Technicolor Western. Vienna (... Read full article
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Vienna: [Dismissively] They're men with itchy fingers and a coil of rope around their saddle horns, lookin' for somebody to hang. And after riding a few hours they don't care much WHO they hang. You haven't told me a thing I don't know.
Vienna: I intend to be buried here - in the 20th century!
Vienna: Eddie, that's last month's paper. How many times do you have to read it?
Eddie: I like to know what's happening in the world, outside.
Vienna: There'll be plenty happening here soon. Just worry about that.
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In scenes where the horses rode near a waterfall, they were fitted with blinders. The animals were so afraid of the waterfall that they wouldn't go near it without the blinders on.
At one point in the movie Johnny says, "I'm a stranger here myself." This was Nicholas Ray's own personal motto, a recurring theme in his movies, and reportedly the working title for just about every movie he directed.
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