Seen: Lusty Men in Denver

Sadly, the 1952 action-sport picture is about rodeo.

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The Roxy theater on the 2500 block of Welton Street in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The marquis advertises: "R Mitchum S Hayward Lusty Men." The Denver Public Library Cosmopolitan Branch is on the corner of 26th and Welton Street. (Clarence F. Holmes/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-22314)

The Roxy theater on the 2500 block of Welton Street in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. (Clarence F. Holmes/Denver Public Library/Western History Collection/X-22314)

I hoped, based on the title, that the above photo was advertising the 1950s era equivalent of Magic Mike. Sadly, the 1952 action-sport picture is about rodeo.

From IMDB:

“Retired champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt’s wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.”

Back in 1952, you could watch this movie at the Roxy Theater. These days, you can still catch a show there, though nothing quite as lusty is on the books.