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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

 -  Western  -  30 March 1961 (USA)
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Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rio
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Sheriff Dad Longworth
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Maria Longworth
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Bob Amory
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Deputy Lon Dedrick
Larry Duran ...
Chico Modesto
Sam Gilman ...
Harvey Johnson
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Howard Tetley
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Redhead
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Carvey (as Elisha Cook)
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Mexican Rurale Captain (as Rudolph Acosta)
Tom Webb ...
Farmer's Son
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Barney
John Dierkes ...
Chet
Philip Ahn ...
Uncle
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Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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prison | stolen gold | mexico | gold | escape | See more »

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The motion picture that starts its own tradition of greatness. See more »

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30 March 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El rostro impenetrable  »

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The character of Rio originally was based on Billy the Kid, as recounted in Charles Neider's novel "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones." Sam Peckinpah, who wrote an early version of the script and who later went on to direct Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), said in a 1973 "Playboy" magazine interview that Marlon Brando would not play a villain, and Billy the Kid most definitely was a villain. Peckinpah's 1973 film shares some narrative elements with this film and it also featured "Jacks" co-stars Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado. See more »

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The glass tankards that the party-goers drink from in the fiesta (c.56 minutes) are of a design first produced around the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Rio: You may be a one eyed jack around here, but I've seen the other side of your face.
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From a non-Western fan!
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're wondering whether or not you would enjoy this picture, if you happen to be a non-Western fan like myself, then wonder no further. I can't even sit through the very well-made classic, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", without getting heavy eyelids. Sorry, I just don't like Westerns. With that said, Marlon Brando's "One Eyed Jacks" is an extremely entertaining film for me. After my very first viewing, it has become one of my favorite films of all-time! The cinematography is crisp, with an amazing array of rich earth tones, and THE SUN!!! WOW!!! There are plenty of scenes in which the sun sparkles like a pot a gold over the rainbow! The entire cast is brilliant in the acting department, and Brando's direction is well-paced, and moving. This piece of cinema should be much more appreciated than it currently is (in my opinion). Don't miss seeing this film. You could easily find a copy from a dollar store near you. I found mine on sale at my local Path-Mark, and paid only 50 cents for it! If you find the "Hollywood Classics" version of this movie, you will be pleasantly surprised at how good the picture and sound is on this transfer. I heard the "Westlake" version is pretty good too. Trust me, go find it. You won't be disappointed with your purchase, I'm sure of it!!!


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