Anthony Quinn and Katy Jurado in Man From Del Rio © 1956 United Artists Corp. Digital file courtesy of SCVHistory.com.

Film and Television / Lectures and Workshops

Screening of Man From Del Rio (1956)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

The May and June What Is a Western? films are character-driven postwar Westerns, and each is remarkable for featuring a Mexican protagonist and for portraying Mexican women with agency. Taken together, these movies allow a historically marginalized group to stake a claim as equals in the mythical frontier of America’s past. Introduced by guest curator Anthony Macias, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Riverside. 

Man From Del Rio, a rare Western with two Mexican lead characters, stars Anthony Quinn as a gunslinger recruited to be the new sheriff of Mesa, and Katy Jurado as a brave nurse respected by the townspeople. The film addresses social acceptance and community belonging through its realistic Mexican roles.

Directed by Harry Horner | Starring Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, and Peter Whitney

Screened in 35mm (preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive)

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