PRINCETON — The third movie in the Princeton Public Library’s latest film series, “Richard Widmark: What a Character,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the library. Admission is free.
This series of movies features some of the character roles that Princeton’s famous hometown Hollywood movie star portrayed later in his career.
Wednesday’s movie from the 1980s tells the story of how a white racist Louisiana farmer is shot in self-defense by a black man. To stymie what they feel would be an unfair arrest and prosecution, other older black men gather around their friend, and all claim to be the shooter.
The local sheriff, played by 72-year-old Widmark, must sort out the truth in this made-for-TV movie.
More than 50 Widmark film titles on DVD are available for library patrons to check out and view at home.