Winchester '73. 1950. USA. Directed by Anthony Mann. With James Stweart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea. DCP. 92 min.
After playing bit parts in Universal features such as The Lady Gambles (1949) and I Was a Shoplifter (1950), Curtis—along with his fellow Universal talent school alumnus Rock Hudson—graduated to supporting player status with Anthony Mann’s searing Winchester ’73, the first of Mann’s noir-inflected Westerns starring James Stewart. This will be the first New York screening of the new 4K restoration of this classic, produced by Universal and the Film Foundation.