A Nebraska State Historical Society Film Series
Red River (1948)
John Wayne and Omaha native Montgomery
Clift star in Howard Hawks’s classic film about
the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas
along the Chisholm Trail.
The Misfits (1961)
Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery
Clift star in John Huston’s production of Arthur
Mille’s elegy for the death of the Old West.
The Rare Breed (1966)
Loosely based on the life of rancher Col. John
William Burgess, the film follows the quest
by his widow, played by Maureen O’Hara,
to introduce Hereford cattle to the American
West. James Stewart co-stars.
Wild Horse (1931)
Tekamah native Edmund “Hoot” Gibson stars
in what is purported to be his favorite role.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
A satirical Western comedy film classic
directed and co-written by Mel Brooks.
The Cowboys (1972)
John Wayne plays a rancher forced to use
schoolboy replacements on a 400-mile cattle