Johnny Guitar Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine, Ward Bond

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JOHNNY GUITAR is a western directed by Nicholas Ray in 1954. This movie is one of the 10 best westerns ever presented.
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Vienna has hired her former lover Sterling Hayden to protect her against the ranchers lead by Mercedes McCambridge. Vienna has built a saloon/casino in anticipation of the future arrival of the railroad in the country. Meanwhile the Dancing Kid decides to rob the local bank. Vienna is accused of being part of this scheme and must run away from the vigilantes who want to lynch her and the Dancing Kid gang.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   robbing bank    -   fighting bad business/family

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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