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.

Inspired by True Grit’s story of young Mattie Ross, this film series looks at women in the Wild West.
Women of the West
Saturday, October 5, 2013
1:30pm @ Central Library

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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