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Thursday, July 11

(1953, US, 90m, English) dir Hugo Fregonese w/ Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Ruth Roman, Anthony Quinn, Ward Bond. Filmed in Mexico (where it was initially banned!) and set in an unnamed Latin American country, this noirish Western about oil extraction oozes with deadly sexual metaphors. Broke wildcatter Jeff (Cooper) and his partner “Dutch” (Bond) accept a dangerous mission to smuggle nitroglycerin across the border after bandits blow up their oil rig, landing Dutch in the hospital and Jeff in the clutches of his former flame Marina (Stanwyck)––in her element as a crude-drilling femme fatale. Argentinian director Hugo Fregonese––whose career spanned 4 decades and multiple continents––is finally receiving overdue recognition for his haunting visions of lonely drifters cut loose in a doomed world.

Restored in 2012 by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with Olive Films at Fotokem laboratory, from a 35mm composite fine grain (2nd generation) and a 35mm optical track negative.

This screening was made possible by the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund.

Archives on Screen brings rare, unseen archival films from around the world to movie screens in the Twin Cities. This quarterly series highlights new restorations of rediscovered global cinema with a specific emphasis on silent film and political cinema.

7:00 $8

Showing at The Trylon Cinema

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Thursday July 11, 7:00pm
$ 8.00
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The Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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