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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 21 May 1962 (UK)
A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend, who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

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Storyline

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 Volker Boehm

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Life can never cage a man like this!

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Drama | Western

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21 May 1962 (UK)  »

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The Last Cowboy  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kirk Douglas assembled the cast and crew through his production company, Joel Productions, recruiting ex-blacklisted Communist Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who had written Spartacus (1960), to write the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

During the manhunt, the helicopter pilot says they can't land because "there's no room for the prop". No pilot would call it that; the correct terminology is "rotor". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[to his horse, as he watches jets leave contrails across the sky]
Jack Burns: Time we took off, too.
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Connections

Referenced in Matinee (1993) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
Composed by Stephen Foster
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Kirk Douglas' favorite movie
16 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many "10" ratings. I thought this was a secret between Kirk Douglas (who used to shop in the wee morning hours at the same supermarket as I did when I lived in Hollywood in the 70s) and I .. I saw a retrospective where he said of all his movies, this was his favorite. On my Top 10 All Time list as well. When the movie came to Texas, where I saw it, I think it barely lasted through the opening weekend before it was pulled. Amazed and pleased that there are so many who have seen it and rated it so highly. Way to go guys.


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