Villainous StanwyckForget Godzilla: The baddest of 'em all...

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May 28, 1998|By Ann Hornaday

Villainous Stanwyck

Forget Godzilla: The baddest of 'em all is Barbara Stanwyck as the outlaw ranch-woman in "Forty Guns" (1957), Samuel Fuller's classically vicious western that co-stars Barry Sullivan and Dean Jagger.

Jean-Luc Godard compared Fuller's work on "Forty Guns" to Gance and Godard; other critics found it too slow-moving to make up for its effective moments. But completists of Fuller ("Shock Corridor," "The Big Red One") and fans of down-and-dirty dames won't want to miss the opportunity to see a film that isn't on video.

"Forty Guns" will be shown as part of the Charles Theatre's B-Films series on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., then again on Monday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-727-FILM.

The Charles Theatre is at 1711 N. Charles St. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. 410-685-5225. "Everest" and "Thrill Ride." IMAX films shown throughout the day, through Oct. 1. Admission is $9.75; $8 for seniors and youths ages 13-18; $7 for children ages 4-12, military; children under 3 get in free.

Pub Date: 5/28/98

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