Westward the Women (1951)
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
Veteran director William Wellman delivers this rousing prairie epic, with Robert Taylor as the lone male leading a wagon train of mail-order wives on a dangerous trek from Chicago to their husbands-to-be in recently-settled California. (118 minutes; NR)
To complement the Big Read effort and shed more light on the theme of women in the Old West, the Library throughout October is offering Women of the West, a free film series in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Westward the Women (1951; Not Rated)
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