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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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Western

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30 March 1961 (USA)  »

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El rostro impenetrable  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Marlon Brando cast and Hand picked Mary for this role. She had worked with him in a previous movie called 'Viva Zapata!". Mr. Brando would call her "Mama" behind the scenes and throughout the filming of this picture. 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

Longworth: You've been tryin' to get yourself hung for the last fifteen years Kid. This time I think you might have made it.
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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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4 February 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, Pa) – See all my reviews

For years I have been waiting for a good print of this very fine western. Mandacy DVD has a version that is terrible. Then the other day I'm at Best Buy, and I see One-eyed Jacks in a widescreen version from Diamond Video on DVD. For $7.99!!! I figure, what-the-hell. I can always get my money back. It is a great transfer. It is the best money I have ever spent on a DVD. This is one of my favorite westerns. A real brooding film about revenge. Marlon Brando made this his only directing effort. To Bad. This is one of his best performances. If you've never seen it, treat yourself. You won't be sorry.


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