The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
Val Rogers
Ruby Calder
Emily Stewart
Mrs. Reeves
Mary Fuller
Damon Fuller
Edwin Stewart
Jason 'Jake' Rogers
Elizabeth Rogers
Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh ...
Verna Dee


Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by Buxx Banner <>

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Release Date:

10 August 1966 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La jauría humana  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Marlon Brando's pronouncement of "Bubba's" name as "Bubber" was his own interpretation of the accent. See more »


Every locomotive seen in railroad scenes is diesel powered but all sounds are from steam locomotive whistles. Diesels use horns, not whistles. See more »


Lem Brewster: The taxes in this town pay your salary to protect the place.
Sheriff Calder: Well, if anything happens to you, Lem, we'll give you a refund.
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References Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »

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The life in a village, where the violence and the lack of tolerance among the races are its most common features
7 October 2001 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Violent scenes, lack of racial tolerance, the ways high tries to oppress the low, the hypocrisy and adultery of rich people, all these are shown in the film. The cast had excellent actors, but Marlon Brando acted its best seconded again by a still then not yet famous Robert Duvall. Brando is the boss of local police whose complaints about the current injustice is never heard by the village's official authorities. Duvall was the typical coward, a man without any courage, able to discharge his misdoings over the others, always trying to climb no matter how, and, in addition, a perfect CORNUTO with his wife. Robert Redford was the bad guy of the film, but was he really bad? He probably was a product of the society where he grew and developed himself. Jane Fonda was more beautiful than ever, a good lover of two men, his husband (Redford), and his friend (James Fox), the son of the real owner of the village, E.G. Marshall. The veteran Miriam Hopkins acted as the Redford's mother, while attractive Angie Dickinson was Brando's wife. This film of Arthur Penn is, in my modest opinion, one of the best of all time, where truth and lies are sometimes mixed up. The end of the film is like a warning of what may happen where injustice prevails.

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