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CMTH 220: Introduction to Film: Westerns

This guide will help you find film criticism, biographies of directors, definitions of film genres, and information about the Library's DVD collection.

Classic Western Films on DVD

What characteristics define Western movies? Visit the “Film Genres” page on the American Movie Classics (AMC) web site to find out!


Now streaming: Films on Demand



The "Red Rider" serial was produced by Universal Studios in 1934, starring Buck Jones, and also featured Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe in a small role. This action-packed cowboy saga ended each episode with an exciting cliffhanger. Go to the Films on Demand database to see all 15 installments!


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