From silent-era giants to screwball geniuses, from noir masterminds to post-war auteurs, this film-and-discussion series—hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz—invites you to rediscover such silver-screen classics as His Girl Friday, The Third Man and Breathless. Sponsored by Tattered Cover and KUNC Radio.
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A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one; The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends.