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Western survival tale is next Widmark movie

PRINCETON — The next Widmark Wednesday film stars former Princeton resident Richard Widmark in a 1956 Western survival adventure. The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free.

Widmark plays a renegade accused murderer who is the only adult to survive an Indian attack on a wagon train. He must decide whether to flee justice or try to help unruly teenage survivors reach safety.

Co-starring are Felicia Farr, Tommy Rettig, Nick Adams, James Drury and Carl Benton Reid.

A 1932 Princeton High School graduate, Widmark (1914-2008) acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991. He was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Hall of Great Western Performers in 2002.

The film series will conclude Oct. 30.

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