You might not know this, but El Paso has had a prominent role in quite a few movies. 'The Border' starring Jack Nicholson, 'The Getaway' with Steve McQueen and Ali McGraw, and the cult classic 'Manos: The Hands of Fate', all used El Paso as a backdrop. This weekend, you can see another classic film that was filmed at Fort Bliss in 1953.

'Take The High Ground' stars Richard Widmark and Karl Malden. Widmark plays Sgt. Thorne Ryan, a Korean War veteran who is now a drill sergeant at Fort Bliss. He is known for being hard-nosed and incredibly tough on his men. But there is a backstory to the sergeant's character that you find out throughout the movie.

Sometimes I like to watch movies like this for the time capsule quality of them. You can see how Fort Bliss looked like in the '50s and get an education about how things were done back in the day.

The Saturday classic movie series at the International Museum of Art is free, and so is the museum. They even have very reasonably priced concessions. Checking out the movies and the museum is a fun way to pass a Saturday.

WHAT: Take The High Ground
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

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