Tag Archive: Shelley Winters

Jan 07

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: 7.7/10 (14,317 votes)
Director: Anthony Mann
Writer: Robert L. Richards (screenplay), Borden Chase (screenplay), Stuart N. Lake (story)
Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Released: 12 Jul 1950
Plot: The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Jul 25

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 (73,191 votes)
Director: Charles Laughton
Writer: James Agee (screenplay by), Davis Grubb (based on the novel by)
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 24 Nov 1955
Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.