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Release Date:
17 February 1966 (USA) See more »
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A breathless, explosive story See more »
Plot:
The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
better than I expected See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Sheriff Calder

Jane Fonda ... Anna Reeves

Robert Redford ... Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves

E.G. Marshall ... Val Rogers

Angie Dickinson ... Ruby Calder

Janice Rule ... Emily Stewart

Miriam Hopkins ... Mrs. Reeves

Martha Hyer ... Mary Fuller

Richard Bradford ... Damon Fuller

Robert Duvall ... Edwin Stewart

James Fox ... Jason 'Jake' Rogers
Diana Hyland ... Elizabeth Rogers

Henry Hull ... Briggs

Jocelyn Brando ... Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh ... Verna Dee
Lori Martin ... Cutie
Marc Seaton ... Paul (as Marc Skaton)

Paul Williams ... Seymour

Clifton James ... Lem Brewster

Malcolm Atterbury ... Mr. Reeves
Nydia Westman ... Mrs. Henderson
Joel Fluellen ... Lester Johnson
Steve Ihnat ... Archie
Maurice Manson ... Moore

Bruce Cabot ... Sol

Steve Whittaker ... Deputy Slim
Pamela Curran ... Mrs. Sifftifieus
Ken Renard ... Sam (as Ken Benard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Anderson ... Escaped Convict (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Endowment Announcer at Party (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Conventioneer (uncredited)
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Mr. Siftifieus (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... White-Haired Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Mel Gallagher ... (uncredited)
Ray Galvin ... (uncredited)

Monte Hale ... (uncredited)
Ralph Moody ... (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... White-Haired Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Davis Roberts ... (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Winters ... (uncredited)
Howard Wright ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
Horton Foote (play "The Chase")

Lillian Hellman 

Produced by
Sam Spiegel .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle  (as Joseph La Shelle)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
 
Production Design by
Richard Day 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Luthardt 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joe Wonder .... unit production manager (as Joseph M. Wonder)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Curtis Havens .... second unit director (as Jim Havens)
Russell Saunders .... assistant director
C.M. Florance .... assistant director (uncredited)
Robert Templeton .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William V. Kantor .... props (uncredited)
Clarence Peet .... props (uncredited)
Ed Shanley .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound dubbing
James Z. Flaster .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Doug Grant .... boom operator (uncredited)
Harold Lee .... recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dave Koehler .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Hosler .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... rigger (uncredited)
Eugene Lenoir .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill L. Norton .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Surtees .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Seldon White .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe (uncredited)
James M. George .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Marie Osborne .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Virginia Pherrin .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Eric Tomlinson .... music recordist
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main titles
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
135 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (video rating) (1996) | UK:X (1966) | USA:Approved (cut) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
Producer Sam Spiegel brought Lillian Hellman into the project, but had her script rewritten. He then refused to show her a final cut before the film's release. He was also responsible for signing the then relatively unknown Robert Redford as Bubber and lighting cameraman Joseph LaShelle, who replaced Robert Surtees after he dropped out due to illness. The Academy Award-winning Lashelle and director Arthur Penn, who was not consulted by Spiegel, did not have a harmonious working relationship, which Penn thought hurt the film. Later, Spiegel did not allow Penn to edit the film himself, which Penn believed ruined the rhythm of the film, which he had wanted to suggest hysteria. The director has disowned the film. Released with great expectations due to all the talent involved, this film proved a critical and financial disappointment and signaled the beginning of the end of Spiegel's success as a film producer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The blood patterns on Calder's shirt are different when he brings Bubber back to gaol as compared to when he left to get him.See more »
Quotes:
Damon:Well now, Sheriff, it's nice to know that you're out here on patrol.
Sheriff Calder:No, no, I'm not on patrol. Just lookin' for an ice cream cone, that's all.
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31 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
better than I expected, 15 December 1999

The lukewarm reviews and comments led me to expect less than what I found in this decent movie of small-town corruption. Most of it is probably due to a pretty good cast - Brando is excellent, and Duvall, Dickinson, and E.G.Marshall put in good work. Redford's part is too small to do much with. I too was astounded at James Fox's pretty darn good Southern accent; it was so good that at first I couldn't place him, and then all those British roles came back to me in surprise. The script is ok too, and one would like to know more about the backstage fighting that went on over it between Hellman & company. The Panavision color is excellent; far better than what we have today. The portrayal of small-town bigotry, duplicity, jealousy, betrayal, and infidelity is well-done, and the spectacular junkyard Gotterdamerung is a chilling finale. The flick is definitely worth seeing.

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