A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the ... See full summary »
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Lee H. Katzin
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Shirley Anne Field
An old man looks back 60 years to a road trip from rural Mississippi to Memphis, a horse race, and his own coming of age. Lucius's grandfather gets the first automobile in the area, a bright yellow Winton Flyer. While he's away, the plantation handyman, Boon Hogganbeck, conspires to borrow the car, taking Lucius with him. Stowed away is Ned, a mulatto and Lucius's putative cousin. The three head for Memphis, where Boon's sweetheart works in a whorehouse, where Ned trades the car for a racehorse, and where Lucius discovers the world of adults - from racism and vice to possibilities for honor and courage. Is there redemption for reivers, rascals, and rapscallions? Written by
When Boon, Ned and Lucius begin their trip to Memphis in the Winton the beginning of the scene is filmed in a traveling shot. As the journey proceeds we hear noticeably on the soundtrack the camera truck's motor in addition to the Winton's. See more »
Sometimes you have to say goodbye to the things you know and hello to the things you don't!
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For a movie that starred one of the greatest box office stars of his time,
based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by one America's greatest writers,
"The Reivers" has continued to be something of an answer to a trivia
question ("In what movie did Steve McQueen portray a semi-comic character
involving a stolen automobile and a horse race?") I'm not sure of the
reasons myself, but this movie has remained at the top of my "Favorite
Movies" list since I first saw it in 1969. Maybe it was the
out-of-character role of McQueen. Maybe it was the excellence of his
supporting cast that includes Mitch Vogel, Rupert Crosse and Will Geer.
Maybe it was the direction by Mark Rydell. Or maybe it was the outstanding
score by John Williams (which has remained my favorite movie score of all
time). Most likely, it is a combination of all the above. All I can say is
that this movie has never lost its appeal for me. Watching the movie is
like visiting an old friend with whom the passage of time will only
strengthen the bonds of affection. This movie may not be for everybody,
I recommend it on the chance that you may be smitten by its special charm.
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