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Musicals & Westerns


Movies are checked out for one week - unlike music and books.

March list by Nanette Alderman
Michelle Williams, Harry Lennix, Dawnn Lewis, Paula Newsome, Chaka Khan, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, and Wendy Raquel Robinson, 2018, rated pg

A musical retelling of the Gospel, according to John the Apostle, recapturing the life and ministry of Jesus Christ in an exciting way for the new millennium. 

The Singing Blacksmith
The Singing BlacksmithMoyshe Oysher, Miriam Riselle, and Florence Weiss, 1938, not rated

Jewish singing star Moishe Oysher portrays a blacksmith who must choose between his wife and a seductive temptress. In Yiddish wtih forced English subtitles.

Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with GeorgeMandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, and Barbara Bryne, 1986, not rated

In a series of Sundays between 1884 and 1886, George, a struggling artist, and Dot, his mistress, attempt to keep their relationship together as their differing wants and life styles tear them apart. Then, a full century later, George's great-great-grandson (also named George) attempts to find his artistic voice.

American Empire
American EmpireRichard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, and Frances Gifford, 1942,
not rated

Two men join forces to build a cattle empire, battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.

Bad Man of Deadwood
Bad Man of DeadwoodRoy Rogers, George (Gabby) Hayes, Carol Adams, and Henry Brandon, 1941, not rated

Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off
potential competitors.

The Divide
The DividePerry King, Bryan Kaplan, and Sara Arrington, 2020, not rated

Aging cowboy Sam Kincaid is suffering from the onset of dementia. Supported by an unlikely ally in migrant ranch hand Luke, Sam attempts to reconcile with his estranged daughter, Sarah, after Luke summons her to help with Sams's growing memory lapses.

Good for Nothing
Good for NothingCohen Holloway, Inge Rademeyer, and Jon Pheloung, 2012, rated r

A young English woman is immigrating to her uncle's ranch but is kidnapped on the way by a rugged outlaw who discovers a problem he never knew he had, leading them on a wild ride across the West.

Gunsmoke. The Nineteenth SeasonJames Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Milburn Stone, Buck Taylor, and Glenn Strange, 1973, not rated 

Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell find romance at last, but not with each other, in two stand-out episodes from the penultimate, a new-to-DVD, 24 full-length collection of excellent episodes, all remastered and restored for outstanding picture and superior sound.