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The Ox-Bow Incident -- The Movie

Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. Published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned, a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature.

One reviewer called it a "mature, unpitying examination of what causes men to love violence and to transgress justice," and the novel was selected for One Book, One Chicago Spring 2005.

In 1943, the novel was adapted into a movie of the same name, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan. Fonda regarded this  film as one of his favorites. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 16th Academy Awards, losing to Casablanca.

Program details:
Wednesday, August 17, in the Twinberry Auditorium

2:00 – 3:30PM The Ox-Bow Incident movie

No reservations are required                                                                                                                                                                 The program is open to non-members