Classic Westerns 2023

Classic Westerns

♦  All movies start at 2:00pm  ♦

January 8 – Red River – Hosted by Buck Brannaman – Red River is a 1948 American Western film, directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. It gives a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. The dramatic tension stems from a growing feud over the management of the drive between the Texas rancher who initiated it and his adopted adult son. Run time 2:13.

January 15 – Duel in the Sun Hosted by Sean Patrick Higgins – Duel in the Sun is a 1946 American psychological Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza girl who goes to live with her white relatives, becoming involved in prejudice and forbidden love. The Technicolor film stars Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish and Lionel Barrymore. Run time 2:26.

January 22 – One Eyed JacksHosted by Craig Johnson – One-Eyed Jacks is a 1961 American Western film directed by and starring Marlon Brando, his only directorial credit. Brando portrays the lead character Rio, and Karl Malden plays his partner, “Dad” Longworth. The supporting cast features Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens. After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured, but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California. Run time 2:21.

January 29 – Ride the High CountryHosted by John Tucker – Starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea and Mariette Hartley. An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn’t realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. Run time 1:34.

February 5 – Dodge CityHosted by Aaron Linden – Dodge City is a 1939 American Western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan. Based on a story by Robert Buckner, the film is about a Texas cattle agent who witnesses the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City, Kansas and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up. Run time 1:44.

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