April 12, 2013

ACS Winter Film Series – Allegheny Uprising

Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on North Avenue at 7:00PM for a screening of “Allegheny Uprising.”

Based on true events from Pennsylvania history:  Settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier storm British forts in the years before the American Revolution.

The title “Allegheny Uprising” might lead one to think that this film is a thrilling modern-day adventure about Allegheny’s secession from the City of Pittsburgh, but actually this 1939 ‘Eastern Western’ stars John Wayne as Jim Smith, leader of the Conococheague Boys, paired with Claire Trevor as a follow-up to their success in “Stagecoach,” released that same year.