Continuing its series honoring movies made in Utah, the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Archive will screen “Rio Conchos,” an action-adventure western starring Richard Boone, Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.
Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Children age 8 and older are welcome. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.
This 20th Century-Fox production in CinemaScope and color was filmed in the statuesque red rock country near Moab. The film co-stars Stuart Whitman as a U.S. Cavalry officer who corrals no-goods Richard Boone (of “Have Gun-Will Travel” television fame) and Tony Franciosa to find stolen rifles that end up with the Apaches.
“Rio Conchos” was reviewed by Variety as “Old West adventure at its best.” The New York Times agreed that the stars’ acting “mesh and lock to perfection.”
James D’Arc, author of the new book “When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah” and curator of the BYU archive, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The BYU Motion Picture Archive Film Series is co-sponsored by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library and Dennis and Linda Gibson. A complete schedule of upcoming showings is available online at sc.lib.byu.edu.
For more information on the series, contact James D’Arc at (801) 422-6371 or email@example.com, or visit sc.lib.byu.edu.
Writer: Philip Volmar