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Saturday Night at the Movies

05/01/2019

1 Assignment Paris

Assignment – Paris! is a 1952 American Cold War film noir directed by Robert Parrish starring Dana AndrewsGeorge Sanders and Audrey Totter.

Paris-based New York Herald Tribune reporter Jimmy Race (Andrews) is sent by his boss (Sanders) behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest to investigate a meeting involving the Hungarian ambassador. While on assignment, Race is framed for espionage

2 Broken Arrow (1950) – Classic highly regarded Western

Broken Arrow is a western Technicolor film released in 1950. It was directed by Delmer Daves and starred James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise. The film is based on these historical figures but fictionalizes their story in dramatized form. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. Film historians have said that the movie was one of the first major Westerns since the Second World War to portray the Indianssympathetically.

3  Man From Del Rio 1956

Man from Del Rio is a 1956 American Western film directed by Harry Horner and written by Richard Carr. The film stars Anthony QuinnKaty JuradoPeter WhitneyDouglas FowleyJohn LarchWhit Bissell and Douglas Spencer. The film was released October 30, 1956, by United Artists

The dramatic weight of Man From Del Rio rests securely on the broad shoulders of star Anthony Quinn. Cast as an indigent Mexican gunslinger, Quinn is asked by an old pal to clean up an outlaw-ridden western town. Knowing that his reputation is exaggerated, Quinn relies on braggadocio and bluff to keep the villains at bay. But when he is appointed town sheriff, it is “put up or shut up” time. Katy Jurado, who’d become “typed” as a western actress since High Noon, costars as Quinn’s would-be lover. Man From Del Rio offers little that hasn’t been seen before, but Anthony Quinn keeps things moving at a fast and exciting clip

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