The Outlaw, Howard Hughes’s 1943 Production Code-pushing western, made Jane Russell by exploiting her sex appeal to the utmost. The plot has something to do with Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell), Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel), and Doc Holliday (Walter Huston), but you probably won’t remember any of it the next day. Hughes took over direction after firing Howard Hawks, and his eccentric temperament can be sense in practically every scene. Jeffrey Richardson, author of Howard Hughes and the Creation of Modern Hollywood, will introduce this special screening at The Autry. Seats are free with museum admission.

Wells Fargo Theater at Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park; Sat., Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.; Free with museum admission. (323) 667-2000, theautry.org.

 

 

 

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