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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | | Western | 30 March 1961 (USA)
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

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Cast

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)
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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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30 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Guns Up  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Filming began at the end of 1958, but the movie was not completed until the autumn of 1960. 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

[Bob and Harvey are watching Longworth whip Rio]
Harvey: We better get down there and do something.
Bob: Do something? Not this old horse; Longworth's got enough shotguns down there to start a war. Besides, this might help get some of that snot-nose out of him.
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Streets of Laredo
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[Hummed by Deputy Lon when Luisa brings food to Rio at the jail]
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Marlon Brando's only directional effort is a masterpiece and one of the best and ORIGINAL westerns
29 December 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Originally a project for Stanley Kubrick and then went into the hands of Brando, this is not your everyday Cowboy yarn. It's very surprising that the direction so well crafted and flawless for a first time director. The film is a kind of "Old friends turns true enemies" (obvious that this film was the inspiration for Sam Peckinpah western "Pat Garret and Billy the kid" but Brando's is much much better.) with Brando as the Betrayed Rio and Karl Malden in his most nasty. Also film features the lovely actress Pina Pellicer as Brando love interest. The scenery is a real eye candy and the score is wonderful. It's unacceptable that such a classic known by so few people these days. Watch this underrated classic - you won't be disappointed. I rate this a 10/10.Recommended


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