• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Friday, August 30, 2019

Classic Western movie matinees at the Central Library

Enjoy these Classic Western movie matinees in the Central Library Auditorium on Tuesday afternoons.

"Red River"
Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

A Texas rancher starts a long cattle drive, heading for Missouri through unsettled land. However, his hired cowhands revolt over his mistreatment of them, and they are led by his trusted younger partner. 1948. Starring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift and Joanne Dru. Directed by Howard Hawks. Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
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"High Noon"
Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

A town marshall faces an outlaw gang in a gunfight, over the objections of his new bride and the townspeople. 1952. Starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Oscar winner for Best Actor.
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"Shane"
Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

A gunslinger settles down with a job as a ranch hand for a homesteading family. 1953. Starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin. Directed by George Stevens. Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.
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"Rio Bravo"
Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

A sheriff and his three deputies try to keep a murderer from breaking out of jail while they wait for the marshall to arrive. 1959. Starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson. Directed Howard Hawks.
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"Cat Ballou"
Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

In this parody, a schoolteacher seeks revenge against the outlaw that murdered her father. 1965. Starring Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin. Directed by Elliot Silverstein. Oscar winner for Best Actor.
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"Little Big Man"
Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

A very old man recounts the story of his life, alternately living with Native Americans and fighting against them. 1970. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway and Chief Dan George. Directed by Arthur Penn. Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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"The Shootist"
Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.

A dying gunman is looking for a quiet place to spend his last days, but then he organizes a shootout as his last act. 1976. Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, and James Stewart. Directed by Don Siegel. Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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