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    Chisholm Trail 150th: Film Series - Red River

    • Date: August 24, 2017
    • Time: 2:30 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Admission: Free
    • Location: Evergreen Branch Library
      2601 N. Arkansas Ave. , Wichita, KS

    The fourth and final movie in a series celebrating the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, head to the Evergreen Branch Library on Aug. 24 to catch the 1948 film, "Red River." Based on Borden Chase's novel "The Chisholm Trail," John Wayne plays a Thomas Dunson, a frontiersman who abandons a westbound wagon with his partner Nadine Groot to become a rancher. Dunson takes a young orphan under his wing and builds ones of the biggest ranches in Texas over the next 14 years. After the Civil War creates financial problems within the state of Texas, Dunson decideds to move his herd more than 1,000 miles north toward Missouri. To get there, he must go through territory controlled by gangs and Native American tribes. His son (the orphan) Matthew eventually steps in and takes the herd toward Kansas. This movie runs 133 minutes.