MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,472 this week

Johnny Guitar (1954)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Western  |  27 May 1954 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 10,217 users  
Reviews: 102 user | 67 critic

A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 21 Nov 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Johnny Guitar" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Johnny Guitar (1954)

Johnny Guitar (1954) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Johnny Guitar.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy
Top Gun (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gunslinger returns to his hometown to warn of an impending outlaw gang attack, but he's met with hatred and fear for his previous killings.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of film-making as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Richard Bock, Tom Farrell, Danny Fisher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange
Crime | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott
Run for Cover (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When the sheriff's son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, the sheriff desperately searches for the real killer - and finds the trail leads back to his boy.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Constance Ford, John Dehner
Hot Blood (1956)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Scott Brady ...
...
John McIvers
Ben Cooper ...
Turkey Ralston
...
...
...
Corey
Frank Ferguson ...
Marshal Williams
...
Eddie
...
Mr. Andrews
Ian MacDonald ...
Pete
Edit

Storyline

Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends, the Dancin' Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Gun-Queen of the Arizona Frontier ! . . . and her kind of men !!!

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny Guitare  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Crawford, who had bought the rights to the novel, selling it to Republic Pictures with the provision that she would star, initially wanted Claire Trevor to play the part of Emma and was jealous of the younger, competitive Mercedes McCambridge. See more »

Goofs

After the bank robbery, Vienna and Johnny Guitar are riding along in a buggy drawn by a single horse. While the horse sounds like it is only trotting along, the scenery rushing past the buggy makes it appear the buggy is going at highway speed. See more »

Quotes

Vienna: I intend to be buried here - in the 20th century!
See more »


Soundtracks

Old Joe Clark
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on the guitar by Sterling Hayden (dubbed)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of my new personal favorites
24 May 2003 | by (wasington) – See all my reviews

I have seen Sterling Hayden in a lot of film that I have been picking up lately, and I must say that I think that he is one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood history. Anyway, there is nothing like mob mentality, and this film proves it. Good acting, good script, Ernest Borgnine (Nicholas Ray gets bonus points for casting him), and some pretty good direction make this a worthwile western for any fan of the genre. Only a couple a places with some shoddy editing make this film kinda weak in my eyes.


21 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cult Classic or Just Plain Bad? WardenGordonBorden
Can't find it to rent cmmckelv
D VD HarryLime08
Who played guitar for Sterling Hayden? krorie
Was Gary Crosby In This Film? Verenka
Off-Broadway Play!!!! sjv205
Discuss Johnny Guitar (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?