All Genres: Film-Noir, Western
Release Year: 1954
Rating: 4.6 (0)
Director: Nicholas Ray
Writing by: Roy Chanslor – (novel)
Philip Yordan – (screenplay)
Ben Maddow – uncredited
Nicholas Ray – uncredited
Produced by: Lawrence Bender – producer
Federico González Compeán – executive producer
Francisco González Compeán – executive producer
Tery Lopez – co-producer
Monica Lozano Serrano – executive producer
Luis Mandoki – producer
Miguel Necoechea – executive producer
Anna Roth – executive producer
Alejandro Soberón Kuri – producer
Oscar Orlando Torres – co-producer
Cast: Joan Crawford – Vienna
Sterling Hayden – Johnny Guitar Logan
Mercedes McCambridge – Emma Small
Scott Brady – Dancin Kid
Ward Bond – John McIvers
Ben Cooper – Turkey Ralston
Ernest Borgnine – Bart Lonergan
John Carradine – Old Tom
Royal Dano – Corey
Frank Ferguson – Marshal Williams
Paul Fix – Eddie
Music: Victor Young
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Plot Outline: Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through…
Plot: Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Viennas friends, the Dancin Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Credits: Fats Anthony Hopkins
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: In the beginning of the film, when Johnny Guitar passes by the miners riding, his shadow is projected to his left side. In the next shot it is projected to his right side.
Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge fought both on and off camera. One night, in a drunken rage, Crawford scattered the costumes worn by McCambridge along an Arizona highway. Cast and crew had to collect the outfits.
- In scenes where the horses rode near a waterfall, they were fitted with blinders. The animals were so afraid of the waterfall that they wouldnt go near it without the blinders on.
- Joan Crawford insisted on her close-ups only being filmed in the studio, where the lighting could be rigidly controlled. No close-up of her was ever shot while on location.