Canyon Passage

Dir. Jacques Tourneur (1946). This great, dazzling, underrated and unconventional Western, Tourneur's first color movie, set in a pioneering Oregon town circa 1856 is not without its Fordian moments, but in spite of a few brawls, it's memorable largely for the director's concentration on the massive beauty of the American landscape.
Mon., Nov. 23, 4:30 p.m., 2009
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