The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Film and Television

What Is a Western? Film Series: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 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

Selected by guest curators Robin Murray and Joseph Heumann, the January/February films consider the importance of water in the arid West. Murray and Heumann are the authors of Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment and a number of other studies of ecocinema.

In The Ballad of Cable Hogue, its “little guy” protagonist, Cable Hogue (Jason Robards), stands for democratic views of progress but still exploits the natural world. As a working-class miner, Cable also uses water rights policies to build himself a small empire. Because Cable builds his business by exploiting natural resources, he also helps construct a modern world where technology takes his place. Rated R.

Directed by Sam Peckinpah  | Starring Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, and David Warner
Screened in 35 mm