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The John Wayne Film Society’s 43rd Members Convention

Saturday 22nd April 2017 at The Mansfield Library Theatre

The Mansfield Library Theatre, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Westgate, Mansfield  NG18 1NH (From 11am until 5pm)
Memorabilia Doors Open at 10.00am.
Theatre Doors open at 10.00am

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The Films To Be Screened Are:-

The Three Godfathers

At 11.00am - THE THREE GODFATHERS (1948) (106 Minutes – Colour) Starring John Wayne, Harry Carey, Jr, Pedro Armendariz, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Ben Johnson, Hank Worden and Jane Darwell–Directed by John Ford.

Cattle rustlers Robert Hightower (John Wayne), Pedro "Pete" Rocafuerte (Pedro Armendáriz), and William Kearney (Harry Carey, Jr.) rob a bank in the town of Welcome, Arizona, but William is shot in the shoulder and they have to flee into the desert, pursued by a posse led by Sheriff Buck Sweet (Ward Bond), who shoots a hole in their water bag (that they do not notice until after all the water has leaked out.

They eventually lose their horses in a desert sandstorm and end up walking. Desperate for water, they head for a water hole, which has, however, been destroyed by the misguided efforts of a bumbling tenderfoot, who then chased after his lifestock and did not return. In his covered wagon left nearby lies his wife (Sheriff Sweet's niece), who is about to give birth. With the help of the trio, she has a boy, whom she names Robert William Pedro after her benefactors. Before dying, she extracts a promise from them that they will take care of him. Moved, the three desperadoes try to keep their promise despite te acute lack of water. William is certain a higher power guided them there and likens their situation to the Three Magi finding the baby Jesus in a manger. He convinces the others to head for the town of New Jerusalem, which lies across a wide expanse of desert....

12.46 Lunch Time and Memorabilia Room Open until 2.20pm Raffle Prize Draw

Reap The Wild Wind

At 2.30pm REAP THE WILD WIND (1942) (123 Minutes-Colour) Starring John Wayne, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Susan Hayward, Loretta Young, Robert Preston and Raymond Massey. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Rival sea captains, a hurricane, and a giant red squid are just a few of the attractions on display in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), a typically lavish Cecil B. DeMille production, which won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The story, which is set in the Florida Keys, pits Loxi Claiborne (Paulette Goddard), the owner of a ship salvage operation, against the dishonest Cutler brothers (Raymond Massey, Robert Preston) who are suspected of causing schooners to wreck just so they can salvage them.

Joining forces with Loxi temporarily are Captain Jack Stuart (John Wayne) and Stephen Tolliver (Ray Milland), a Charleston lawyer investigating a recent ship salvage. As expected, Stuart and Tolliver soon become rivals for Loxi's affections and their conflict sets the stage for a tragic turn of events.The film is unusual among films starring John Wayne. Foremost, it is one of relatively few films in which he plays a character with a notable dark side. He had second thoughts about signing on since he was unsure how his fans would react to him being bested by a "foppish" Ray Milland.

5.00pm Farewells

Ticket Prices: Members £7.00 - Guests £9.00 - Children Under 14 - £5.00  (Includes Admission To Both Films And Memorabilia Rooms)  There will be a wide variety of John Wayne Memorabilia for Sale.(including DVD’s, Posters, Stills, Books, Comics, Magazines, Cells, CDs,  Plates, Calendars etc) Buffet and Refreshments will be available in the Cafeteria, full details will be sent with Tickets. Please use the enclosed Convention Ticket Booking Form to reserve and book your Tickets for the Convention alternatively call our Ticket Booking Line on 01623 553443. Please do not leave your booking too late as we expect quite a demand with the new venue.

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Ticket Price - Members - £7.00

Ticket Price - Children under 14 - £5.00

Ticket Price - Guests - £9.00




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192 Seat Mansfield Library Theatre

THE INTERIOR OF THE 192 SEAT MANSFIELD LIBRARY THEATRE – Situated on the 2nd floor of the Library, the theatre is accessed either by stairs or by the lift in the main Library reception.

Library Entrance Mansfield


Four Seasons Shopping Centre
Westgate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. NG18 1NH

Venue Location & Directions:

Directions by Road: By Road:- Mansfield is easily accessible by a good road network & is situated close to Junctions 28 and 29 of the M1.

Directions by Bus: There are several buses that run to Mansfield from the surrounding areas. (Sheffield, Nottingham, Newark, Chesterfield etc) as well as being served by the National Express Bus Service visit for detailed timetables.

Directions by Train: Mansfield has a train station located in the town centre which is served by the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop. For the latest times etc check the website:

Local Taxi Numbers: Ace ABC taxis 01623 654321 123 taxis 01623 420321 6 5 2s taxis 01623 622222

Hotels In Mansfield For members who are travelling from outside the area and would like to stay overnight, here are some reputable Hotels/Guest Houses.

The Mansfield Lodge Hotel - 27- 28 Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.NG18 2AF -Tel 01623 629352

The Mansfield Manor Hotel, Windmill Lane, Mansfield, Nott’s NG18 2AL Tel 01623 452525

The Midland Hotel Station Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1LP Tel 01623 624668 (situated near to Train and Bus Station)

The Pine Lodge Hotel 281 Nottingham Road, Mansfield NG18 4SE Tel 01623 622308

Car Parks In Mansfield For members who are travelling her are some local car parks.

Four Seasons Shopping Centre multi-storey car park, Mansfield Postcode for satnav: NG18 1SU Open from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday; 10am to 5pm Sunday
Fees are £1 per hour 30 minutes free parking (you must display a ticket)

Civic Centre long stay car park, Mansfield Postcode for satnav: NG19 7BH Open from 8am to 6pm everyday
Fees are first hour free then 70p per hour Monday to Friday.

Robin Hood Line Station car park, Mansfield Postcode for satnav: NG18 1HA
Open 24 hours a day seven days a week Fees are 70p for hour, £4 day ticket (10 hours), £10 day ticket (24 hours)


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