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Musicals & Westerns


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

September list by Nanette Alderman
The Pirates of Penzance
The Pirates of Penzance
Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, Kevin Kline, George Rose, and Angela Lansbury, 1983, rated g

Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles. 

Ruth: The MusicalKingston Taylor, Philip Quinton, and Chris Iddon, 2019, not rated

When tragedy strikes their family, Ruth, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law are left poor and struggling. Despite the danger, Ruth decides to accompany her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to her husband's homeland.

StuckGiancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Ashanti, Arden Cho, and Omar Chaparro, 2017, rated pg-13

An original pop musical about six commuters who get trapped together on a New York City subway. Through the power of music, they learn about each other's lives and, in turn, have a profound impact on one another. Connecting across lines of race, culture, and class in a way that only situations of circumstance or happenstance can create, this will be a day that none of them will ever forget.

The Bounty Man
The Bounty ManClint Walker, Richard Basehart, John Ericson, Margot Kidder, Gene Evans, and Arthur Hunnicutt, 1972, not rated

Kinkaid, a bounty hunter, is obsessed with tracking down the man responsible for his wife's death. Kinkaid is rugged, hard-driving, militant and particularly determined to find outlaw Billy Riddle, a young killer with a high price on his head. Kinkaid traces Billy, takes him captive and starts the long trek to justice. However, this journey may lead him to dire consequences, a gang of cut-throats headed by Angus Keough is pursuing them.

The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
The Daughters of Joshua CabeBuddy Ebsen, Leslie Ann Warren, Sandra Dee, Karen Valentine, Jack Elam, Leif Erickson, Don Stroud, Henry Jones, Michael Anderson Jr., Paul Koslo, and William Katt, 1972, not rated

Joshua Cabe had to get three daughters fast, but what he got was three fast daughters! Due to an unusual homesteading law, an aging cowboy in the old west needs his children to help him establish his claim on his property. With his real daughters unavailable, he recruits three young women with criminal backgrounds to pose as his daughters. Charity the career criminal, Mae the prostitute, and Ada the pickpocket are the 'daughters' in this lusty, bawdy western-comedy.

Johnny Mack Brown Western Collection
Johnny Mack Brown: Western Double FeatureJohnny Mack Brown, Anne Gwynne, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Norman Willis, Lafe McKee, Bill Cody Jr., Nell O'Day, Kathryn Adams, and Riley Hill, 1941,
not rated

Includes Bad Man From Red Butte (1940), and Rawhide Rangers (1941). Bad Man from Red Butte: A cowboy arrives in a town, and is immediately mistaken for his twin brother who is wanted for murder. Rawhide Rangers: Blackie's lawless gang is running wild. When Rangers Brand Calhoun and his brother investigate, the brother is killed. Brand quits the Rangers and becomes an outlaw. When he beats Blackie's men to the jobs, they capture him and make him one of their gang. This is what Brand wanted and he alerts the Rangers about the next robbery.

The Trackers
The TrackersSammy Davis, Jr., Ernest Borgnine, Julie Adams, and Jim Davis, 1971, not rated 

Sam Paxton is devastated when he returns home to his ranch to find his only son murdered and his daughter kidnapped by Army deserters. On a mission of revenge, Sam gathers a small posse and seeks the help of an old friend, a tracker, to help him locate his daughter. Ezekiel Smith, an experienced frontier scout with a will of his own, shows up instead of Sam's friend. Despite Sam's bigoted reluctance, 'Zeke' joins his posse.

Wild Faith
Wild FaithLana Wood, Trace Adkins, Darby Hinton, Melissa Anschutz, and DJ Perry, 2018, not rated 

A Civil War veteran tries to make peace with his losses and start a new life despite the world resisting change around him.