This weekend has a rare film treat at the Paramount. As part of TCM’s Road to Hollywood tour, Howard Hawks’ seminal Western classic RIO BRAVO will be screening at the theatre, for free! Even more incredible, the legendary Angie Dickinson will appear in person for a short Q&A before the film, moderated by TCM host Ben (grandson of Herman, grandnephew of Joseph) Mankiewicz.
I’m so excited for this event because RIO BRAVO happens to be my favorite western of all time. Combining Howard Hawks’ perfect pacing and rhythm with one of the most amazing casts you could assemble in the late 50s (Dickinson, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan), the film is one of the best siege films ever made as well as a fantastic character study. And it has amazing songs!
It just doesn’t get better than this.