The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library continues its series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The weekly films are hosted by movie maven Erika Pfander.

The Friday night movies for September are classic Hollywood Westerns. The final film in this month’s series will be “Duel in the Sun ” Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones), a sultry half-breed orphan, is taken in by distant relative Laura Belle McCanles (Lillian Gish), whose husband (Lionel Barrymore) is a rich Texas cattle baron. The quintessential home-wrecker, Pearl is attracted to the two McCanles sons: wild he-man Lewt (Gregory Peck); and educated, methodical Jesse (Joseph Cotten).  The scene is set for a battle royal that pits brother against brother … and a final duel in the sun.

“Duel in the Sun” is 146 minutes long and was filmed in 1946. It is unrated.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the Hallway Books bookshop will be open in the hallway of the first floor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All screenings begin 6:30 p.m.

The building is handicapped accessible via the elevator off the parking lot. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to