The Charles B. Goddard Center continues its movie nights with the showing of the classic western “Red River” at 6:30 tonight.


The Charles B. Goddard Center continues its movie nights with the showing of the classic western “Red River” at 6:30 tonight.


Movie admission is $5 per person, which includes beverages and light refreshments.


“Red River” (1948) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Each year, the board of the NFP selects 25 films to add to the National Film Registry.


To be eligible, a film must be American produced, be at least 10 years old and be of “cultural, historical or aesthetic significance.”


This Western classic stars John Wayne, Montgomery Clift (in his screen debut), Walter Brennan, Harry Carey Sr. and Noah Beery Jr. It is often referred to as the Western version of “Mutiny of the Bounty.” Instead of an ocean, the men must navigate the open terrain of the old West as they drive 9,000 head of cattle down the Chisholm Trail north to Missouri.


“Red River” is an action-packed adventure that pits man against man and tears away the layers that form the relationship between the older man (Wayne) and his adopted grown son (Clift).


There are several attempted mutinies during the grueling drive before Matt, the grown adult son, finally rebels and takes the cattle toward the safer destination of Abilene.


Running time on this movie is 133 minutes. There is no MPAA rating (no objectionable material).


To view the original 1948 trailer for this movie, visit the Goddard Center’s Web site at www.goddardcenter.org. The Goddard Center is located at 401 1st Ave. S.W. in Ardmore. To ask questions call the business office at (580) 226-0909.