City Slickers Movie at the Autry
Film and Television

What Is a Western? City Slickers (1991)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

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Free for Autry Members | Museum Admission Included With Ticket
Reservations Recommended | Space Is Limited
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About the Event

Three New York City friends try to confront midlife crisis with a dude-ranch-style cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado. A comedy of errors and adventures unfolds, cowboy style. The film adds a dose of wise counsel from trail boss Curly, played by Western genre stalwart Jack Palance, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this late role.

Introduced by Lynn Downey, author of American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West
Directed by Ron Underwood | Starring Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, and Daniel Stern
Written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel




The What is a Western? Film Series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explain its significance in the genre. 


City Slickers Official Trailer #1 (1991)