|Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady, Ward Bond|
Joan Crawford stars in “Johnny Guitar,” as Vienna, a tough and willful owner of a remote Arizona gambling saloon who dreams of becoming rich when the new railroad comes to town. She is opposed by a local townswoman named Emma Small (played by Mercedes McCambridge) who feels threatened by the new railroad and is particularly volatile.
After one of Vienna’s part-time flames, Dancin’ Kid (Scott Brady) comes to her saloon with his outlaw gang, the tension between the women intensifies because Emma and the other locals finger Dancin’ Kid his gang for robbing a stagecoach and killing Emma’s brother. Vienna and Dancin’ Kid vehemently deny any involvement. As the situation grows worse, her one-time lover, Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden) arrives and comes to her aid. But, “Johnny Guitar” isn’t all that he appears to be either.
Emma eventually leads a vengeance-obsessed posse with complicated motives against them all.
Full of striking imagery and rich dialogue, “Johnny Guitar” is notable for its strong female leads and an evocative, dramatic atmosphere.
The western includes a memorable and haunting theme co-written and sung by none other than Peggy Lee. The solid supporting cast is impressive, featuring the likes of Ernest Borgnine, Ward Bond, John Carradine, and Royal Dano.
This Joan Crawford western co-stars Sterling Hayden and Mercedes McCambridge.
In a fiery performance, Joan Crawford squares off against Mercedes McCambridge in this classic western that is unlike other westerns because of the strong female leads.
Johnny Guitar is one of the few westerns movies to be selected for the U.S. Library of Congress National Film Registry.
This Blu-ray Disc version of the movie Johnny Guitar features a high-definition transfer of the western for exceptional picture quality.
Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge give fiery performances in this western where the women are as tough as the men.
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