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Liberal-Conservative Film Series: Sierra Baron

Saturday, February 23, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
David Giesen
Location Details:
Notable House
189 Ellsworth St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

on Saturday, February 23 7 pm

the Liberal-Conservative Film Series tackles "Who has the right to Occupy?"

the film: Sierra Baron

join us for a free screening, nachos estupendo, and a post screening discussion of the georgist take on this tale of forty acres and a mule

A Spaniard owns a ranch in California in 1848. A sleezy real estate agent wants to sell off lots on his land to settlers. The realtor hires a gunslinger to kill the Spaniard, but the gun for hire ends up working for the Spaniard instead. The story is about gringos trying to steal the land of the Spaniard, who is the only honorable man in the bunch. He allows the settlers to use the land on his ranch to start their farms, so they ultimately have no conflict with him. The only one who is not satisfied is the land speculator.

There are also several romances and some gunfights, for those who like that sort of thing.

In this western set in the California territory in the mid-19th century, a rancher tries to protect his Spanish land grant from greedy American landgrabbers. Unfortunately the eastern interlopers bring in a Texas gunfighter to frighten the man. The gunfighter ends up falling in love with the rancher's sister, and decides to spare them. In the end, the gunman is killed during the climactic shoot out. The girl who loved him is devastated. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Brian Keith - Jack McCracken
Rick Jason - Miguel Delmonte
Rita Gam - Felicia Delmonte
Mala Powers - Sue Russell
Steve Brodie - Rufus Bynum

Carlos Muzquiz - Andrews; Lee Morgan - Frank Goheen; Alan Lewis - Hank Moe; Pedro Galvan - Judson Jeffers; Fernando Wagner - Grandall; Enrique Lucero - Anselmo; Alberto Mariscal - Lopez; Reed Howes - Sheriff; Stillman Segar - Butcher; Alicia del Lago - Juanita; Jose Chavez Trowe - Majordomo; Armando Saenz - Eduardo; Ricardo Adalid - 1st Playboy; Jose Angel "Ferrusquilla" Espinosa - Felipe
John Mansbridge - Art Director, Georgette Somohano - Costume Designer, James B. Clark - Director, Frank Baldridge - Editor, Paul Sawtell - Composer (Music Score), Bert Shefter - Composer (Music Score), Alex Phillips - Cinematographer, Plato A. Skouras - Producer, Houston Branch - Screenwriter, Tom Blackburn - Book Author
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 7:51AM
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