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

November list by Nanette Alderman
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story Live
Andy Walken, Maya Rudolph, and Matthew Broderick, 2017, not rated

A three-hour live television production based on the motion picture A Christmas Story. The now-classic 1983 feature film, which became a sleeper hit, has since taken a new life, along with growing critical acclaim, to become a perennial holiday favorite.

Girl Crazy
Girl CrazyMickey Rooney and Judy Garland, 1943, not rated

A womanizing playboy finds true love when he is sent to a remote college. Fun-filled musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

Little Women
Little WomenJoyce DiDonato, Stephanie Novacek, Stacey Tappan, Margaret Lloyd, Patrick Summers, Katherine Ciesinski, Daniel Belcher, Chad Shelton, Chen-Ye Yuan, James Maddalena, and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, 2001, not rated

Based on Louisa May Alcott's enduringly popular novel about the adventures of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy in civil-war era New England, Mark Adamo's opera has been performed in more than 70 national and international engagements since its 1998 premiere by Houston Grand Opera and has achieved the status of an American classic. This recoding, with a superb cast expertly directed for television, vividly brings to life this opera.

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music LiveKara Tointon and Julian Ovendon, 2015, not rated

Former nun Maria becomes the governess for a large family living in the shadow of their domineering and repressed widower father, Captain Georg von Trapp. Along with the required discipline, Maria brings love music and light into the children's lives and, eventually their fathers.' A classic love story that features some of the most beloved songs in musical history.

AppaloosaEd Harris, Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortensen, and  Renee Zellweger, 2008, rated r

A classic western about two friends hired to protect a small town in the Old West who find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.

Longmire. The Sixth and Final SeasonRobert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, and Lou Diamond Phillips, 2017, rated tv-14

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

A Man Alone
A Man AloneRay Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr, Lee Van Cleef, and Alan Hale, Jr., 1955, not rated

When notorious gunslinger Wes Steele chances upon the gruesome remains of a stagecoach robbery, he reports the carnage in a nearby town. But there he is framed for the crime by Stanley, the town's most respected citizen, who secretly committed the murders himself as part of an intricate bank robbery scheme.

My Darling Cementine
My Darling ClementineHenry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, and Tim Holti, 1946, not rated

Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang.