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Rancho Notorious

Rancho Notorious

Rancho Notorious

1952 / 89min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG

CAST: MARLENE DIETRICH, ARTHUR KENNEDY, MEL FERRER, WILLIAM FRAWLEY

Teutons Lang and Dietrich team up in a Technicolor wild west of deliberate, garish artifice in this singularly claustrophobic oater, in which a revenge-mad Burt Kennedy goes looking for his fiancée’s killers at a hideaway inn run by Dietrich, and discovers dangerous, unbidden desires instead. As the chant of the film’s recurring, persecutorial Brechtian ballad goes: “Hate, murder, and revenge.”

Rancho Notorious is part of the series Marlene