Sergeant Rutledge

Film still from Sergeant Rutledge (1960).

Film and Television

What Is a Western? Film Series: Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

The January and February edition of What Is a Western? explores the concept of the Western sidekick through two very different films, turning the spotlight onto the men and women relegated to supporting roles in other people’s epic stories. Both films begin with an introduction by Jared Moshé, director of The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
A heroic buffalo soldier stands accused of rape and murder. Can he prove his innocence in the face of racism and corruption? Perennial sidekick Woody Strode steps into the title role in John Ford’s hybrid Western/courtroom drama. 
Directed by John Ford | Starring Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, and Constance Towers

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