BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955) C widescreen 82m dir: John Sturges

w/Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Russell Collins, Walter Sande

From The Movie Guide: "In this powerful, lightning-paced film, Tracy plays a one-armed stranger who uncovers a dangerous skeleton in a western hick town's closet, with harrowing results. Tracy is at his subdued, thoughtful best, while Ryan perfectly conveys the ignorance behind racial prejudice and Borgnine and Marvin are memorable heavies. Sturges's direction is superbly timed, and [Millard] Kaufman's script was so memorable that many of its lines quickly passed into public use."

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK was nominated for three Oscars: Best Director, Actor (Tracy), and Screenplay (Kaufman, based on a story by Howard Breslin).