"I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one."
THIS MARCH- We're celebrating the legendary gals from the genre of legends. The Paradise Presents: WOMEN OF THE WEST- classic and neo Westerns with women at the centre. From Marlene Dietrich as the spunky saloon singer in DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, to modern master of the genre Kelly Reichardt's MEEK'S CUTOFF. Grab your boots and lasso and journey across the frontier and beyond the horizon to Paradise!
THEY MAKE THE FIGHTING SINFUL WEST BLAZE INTO ACTION BEFORE YOUR EYES! We've arrived at our original Woman of the West- the iconic Marlene Dietrich as sultry saloon singer Frenchy in the classic comedy Western DESTRY RIDES AGAIN. Dietrich's subtle swagger and graceful grit set the template for many a Western Woman to come.
Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart ride high in this superb comedic western, both a boisterous spoof and a shining example of its genre. As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer Frenchy, Dietrich shed her exotic love-goddess image and launched a triumphant career comeback, while Stewart cemented his amiable everyman persona, in his first of many westerns, with a charming turn as a gun-abhorring deputy sheriff who uses his wits to bring law and order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. A sparkling script, a supporting cast of virtuoso character actors, and rollicking musical numbers—delivered with unmatched bravado by the magnetic Dietrich—come together to create an irresistible, oft-imitated marvel of studio-era craftsmanship.
(Courtesy of Universal Pictures)
Monday March 27th, 6 PM/5:30 PM Doors