Westworld At 45

45 years ago today, on November 21st, 1973, the original movie version of “Westworld” debuted in theaters. Starring Yul Brynner, James Brolin and Richard Benjamin, the film told the story of a popular western themed amusement park manned by androids who suddenly go haywire and start attacking the guests. Westworld was MGM’s most successful film in 1973 and spawned a sequel (1976’s Futureworld), and the hit HBO television series. Directed by writer Michael Crichton, the creator of such works as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and ER among others, Westworld was his first directorial effort for the silver screen. It’s creativity still resonates today.

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