Johnny Guitar (1954)

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When Vienna, a saloon owner with a shady past, employs Johnny "Guitar" Logan to help her protect her hard won property, she unleashes a torrent of turbulent and explosive emotions in the townsfolk, which threaten to drag them into a whirlpool of tragedy and retribution. The unrequited love of Emma, a bitter and vengeful spinster, for the outlaw, the Dancing Kid, has left her clamouring for revenge, as a result of his dalliance with Vienna. After Emma's brother is killed in a hold up, she uses this as an excuse to whip up the feelings of the locals against the man and woman who stand in the way of her happiness. She leads them all to a showdown which leaves even those who are left alive torn asunder by the onslaught.

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