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Episode 53: Winchester ’73

Winchester 73For this week’s episode, we continue with our Jimmy Stewart series as we visit Anthony Mann’s noir-western, Winchester ’73!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because there be spoilers ahead. The film is readily available on streaming on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon.

Please also join us again on January 21st, when we return with an episode about Rear Window!

Winchester '73 (1950)
Winchester '73 poster Rating: 7.6/10 (21,976 votes)
Director: Anthony Mann
Writer: Robert L. Richards, Borden Chase, Stuart N. Lake
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Released: 12 Jul 1950
Plot: A cowboy's obsession with a stolen rifle leads to a bullet-ridden odyssey through the American West.

Episode 29: Night of the Hunter

Night of the HunterIn this week’s episode, we take a long look at the only film ever directed by Charles Laughton: Night of the Hunter!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we not only discuss spoilers, but we talk about them at length. This film is easily available on DVD, and is also available on many rental streaming channels (Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, etc.)

We apologize for the late delivery of this episode, once again. When you hear our audio on this episode, you’ll understand why. We wound up recording outside the Trylon Theater, so we were plagued by road noise and questionable acoustics unique to the interior of a Honda Civic. We did a lot of cleanup on the audio, but the results are less than perfect. But we had a really great discussion about the film, so we hope the quality of our discussion makes up for the quality of the audio. It will be better next time!

Please join us on August 7th for one of the amazing pre-Noir films of Fritz Lang: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse!

The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter poster Rating: 8.0/10 (96,661 votes)
Director: Charles Laughton
Writer: Davis Grubb, James Agee, Charles Laughton
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 27 Jul 1955
Plot: A self-proclaimed preacher marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real dad hid the $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.