The Big Trail
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Dir. Raoul Walsh. 1930, 121 mins. Digital projection. With John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, Tyrone Power Sr. One of the earliest films ever shot in widescreen (in Fox’s short-lived “Grandeur” process), The Big Trail is a stunningly inventive movie landmark, a vibrant piece of Americana that portrays the American melting pot and the stunning Western landscape. A remarkably youthful Wayne stars, in his first leading role, as a trail guide leading a wagon train, which encounters both the dangers and pleasures of the wide-open, uncharted territory.
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