A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on ... See full summary »
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the ... See full summary »
When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drivers in order to get his herd to market in time to ... See full summary »
In order to free his best friend Bondi, Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased by sheriff Johnson with helicopters and jeeps. Written by
The one-armed man tells Jack Burns in the bar that he lost his arm at Okinawa during World War II. Bill Raisch, the actor who played the one-armed man, actually did lose his right arm in a fire on board a ship during the war. Raisch was Burt Lancaster's stand-in and later landed a recurring role in the TV series The Fugitive (1963). See more »
Picture of Harry Truman in the Sheriff's office, typically the President's portrait in a law enforcement office would be the current office holder. At the time this film was made (1962), it should have been a portrait of JFK. See more »
[to his horse, as he watches jets leave contrails across the sky]
Time we took off, too.
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A much under-appreciated movie, I love it. I caught a snippet of it the other night and it got me to thinking how many "modern" day cowboys were influenced by Burns' character. I'll bet anything Jerry Jeff Walker has seen it. Kirk's performance alone justifies the look but I can't recall another flick with so many actors in pre-star roles. For example, Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy (pre- Cool Hand Luke), Walter Matthau, William Schallert (Patty Duke's dad, Bill Bixby etc.
What I'd like to focus on is a very small piece of the movie focusing on the "one-armed man" Bill Raisch (pre-The Fugitive). Bill starts a fight with Burns just to have something to do on a Saturday nite. The scene is a great reminder to be careful of dropping in on unfriendly/unknown bars.
This movie could serve as the basis for any English/Literature major's college paper/thesis. Not surprising since Dalton Trumbo had a hand in the screenplay.
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