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The Tall Target (1951) & The Far County (1954)

March 23, 2014 @ 7:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present


“The Tall Target” (1951)

Directed by Anthony Mann

A terse historical thriller in which hard-boiled New York City cop Dick Powell operates outside the law to thwart a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln as he travels to his inauguration.  Paranoia and suspicion permeate the shadowy confines of the train as the broodingly relentless Powell strives to identify the conspirators and expose their machinations.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Producer: Richard Goldstone. Screenwriter: George Worthing Yates, Art Cohn. Cinematographer: Paul C. Vogel. Editor: Newell P. Kimlin. Cast: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee.

35mm, b/w, 78 min.


“The Far Country” (1954)

Directed by Anthony Mann

James Stewart plays a taciturn wrangler whose motto is “live and let live”—until someone tries to take advantage of him, which is when the guns come out. When self-appointed, crooked lawman Mr. Gannon seizes a herd of cattle belonging to Stewart and his partner (Walter Brennan), they daringly recapture their steer and drive them across the border to Dawson City, with Gannon and his men following in hot pursuit.

Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc. Producer: Aaron Rosenberg. Screenwriter: Borden Chase. Cinematographer: William Daniels. Editor: Russell Schoengarth. Cast: James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, John McIntire.

35mm, color, 97 min.

Cost: Cost: $0-10

FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!


March 23, 2014
7:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States