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National Science and Media Museum

Forty Guns (PG)

Most famous for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed westerns, his last being Forty Guns—a striking black-and-white CinemaScope feature.

Starring Barbara Stanwyck as the fearsome landowner Jessica Drummond, the film bears similarities to film noir, with Stanwyck acting as the femme fatale. This moody, modest classic inspired techniques that later became associated with the ‘Spaghetti Western’.

This screening will be introduced by broadcaster and writer Samira Ahmed.

Screening as part of our Widescreen Westerns strand and part of our Women in Widescreen celebration.