Westward the Women (1951)

Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:30 pm

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)
October 5, 2013

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993; R)
October 12, 2013

Cat Ballou (1965; Not Rated)
October 19, 2013

Heartland (1979; PG)
October 26, 2013