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Musicals & Westerns


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

May list by Nanette Alderman
Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun
Mary Martin, John Raitt, and Luke Halpin, 1957, not rated

In 1957, Broadway stars Mary Martin and John Raitt united for a special run of the show and a live telecast on Thanksgiving Eve. Broadcast in color, preserved in black and white, it's full of charm, warmth, and beguiling melodies.

Sweeney Todd
Sweeney ToddJohnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Timothy Spall, 2007, rated r

A man is unjustly sent to prison and uses his barber shop to get his revenge, with the help of his neighbor, who makes diabolical meat pies. 

100 Rifles
100 RiflesRaquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, and Jim Brown, 1969, rated pg

A sheriff helps a bank robber and a Yaqui beauty fight a tyrant general in 1912 Mexico.

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to YumaRussell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, and Gretchen Mol, 2007,
rated r

A captured outlaw and a Civil War veteran cross paths when the outlaw needs safe passage to the train taking him to prison and the veteran volunteers for the job.

The Jade Pendant
The Jade PendantMark Boone Jr., Godfrey Gao, Clara Lee, Russell Wong, and Tzi Ma, 2017,
not rated

The Old West becomes a battleground for power and revenge in this gripping epic based on true events. A young Chinese woman, Ying-Ying, finds herself on a boat to America after escaping the clutches of a bad arranged marriage. But when she arrives in California, nothing is what she's expected. She's been sold to a house of prostitution and murderers roam the streets. Gold rules allas thousands have come to the Wild West to build railroads in search of fortune and power.

A Lady Takes a Chance
A Lady Takes a ChanceJean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, and Phil Silvers, 1943,
not rated

Finding men had never been a problem for city girl Molly Truesdale; finding the right man is another matter. And women have never been a problem for cowboy bachelor Duke Hudkins, until they want to marry him. If it's true that opposites attract, these two are obviously made for each other. He assumes she's just another pretty gal who'll fall into his arms, but she's a lady who won't be roped easily by a brawling, rough-and-ready cowboy.

RamrodJoel McCrea, Veronica Lake, and Don Defore, 1947, not rated

Connie Dickason has inherited a sheep ranch from her ex-husband and is determined to run the ranch with the help of her new Ramrod and his crew of anti-Ivey locals despite the opposition of Ivey and her father. The resulting bloody range war is much to the dismay of Dave, who wants to resolve Connie's problems with Ivey legally.