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Release Date:
7 October 1970 (USA) See more »
An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Painful and Beautiful See more (31 total) »


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Lee Marvin ... Monte Walsh

Jeanne Moreau ... Martine Bernard

Jack Palance ... Chet Rollins

Mitchell Ryan ... Shorty Austin

Jim Davis ... Cal Brennan

G.D. Spradlin ... Hal Henderson
John Hudkins ... Sonny Jacobs (as John 'Bear' Hudkins)
Raymond Guth ... Sunfish Perkins (as Ray Guth)
John McKee ... Petey Williams

Michael Conrad ... Dally Johnson
Tom Heaton ... Sugar Wyman
Ted Gehring ... Skimpy Eagans

Bo Hopkins ... Jumpin' Joe Joslin
John McLiam ... Fightin' Joe Hooker

Allyn Ann McLerie ... Mary Eagle

Matt Clark ... Rufus Brady

Billy Green Bush ... Powder Kent (as Billy Bush)

Eric Christmas ... Col. Wilson

Charles Tyner ... Doctor

Jack Colvin ... Card cheat

Richard Farnsworth ... Cowboy (as Dick Farnsworth)
Fred Waugh ... Cowboy
Henry A. Escalante ... Cowboy (as Blackie Escalante)
Leroy Johnson ... Marshal
William Graeff Jr. ... Bartender
John Carter ... Farmer
William A. Fraker Jr. ... Farm boy (as Billy Fraker)
Kurtis Roberts ... Farm boy
Guy Wilkerson ... Old man

Roy Barcroft ... Proprietor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Green ... Bit part (uncredited)
Mark Headley ... Kid Edward (uncredited)
Rusty Lee ... Covered Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Fraker 
Writing credits
Lukas Heller (screenplay) and
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)

Jack Schaefer (based upon the novel by)

Produced by
Hal Landers .... producer
Bobby Roberts .... producer
Original Music by
John Barry 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway  (as Richard Brockway)
Ray Daniels  (as Raymond Daniels)
Gene Fowler Jr. 
Robert L. Wolfe 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
Art Direction by
Ward Preston 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson 
Costume Design by
Albert Brenner  (as Al Brenner)
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bill Finnegan .... production manager (as William R. Finnegan)
Christopher N. Seiter .... production manager (as Chris Seiter)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Murphy .... assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jack A. Finlay .... supervising sound editor (as Jack Finlay)
Special Effects by
Roy Bolton .... special effects
George Peckham .... special effects
Daniel Hays .... special effects (uncredited)
Floyd Baze .... stunt double
Henry A. Escalante .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Searle .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator
Michael A. Jones .... gaffer: second unit
Tom May .... key grip
Joe Smith .... gaffer
Casting Department
Frank Kennedy .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Levine .... costumes: men
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Gene Feldman .... supervising music editor

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Additional Details

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106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1998) | USA:PG-13 | USA:GP (original release) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Film debut of Eric Christmas.See more »
Anachronisms: At about the 40-41 minute mark when Shorty is leaving the crew, he is holding a green plastic or vulcanized tarp with grommets, very similar to those issued in WWII.See more »
Monte Walsh:I rode the Grey down Shorty. You had to sit him high.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Monte Walsh (2003) (TV)See more »
The Good Times Are CominSee more »


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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Painful and Beautiful, 15 June 2000
Author: bill-461 from LA, CA

This movie should be re-released. I can't help thinking that it came out at a time when we as a nation had our mind on other things. And that's a shame. I remember that I went to see it at one of the first multi-cinemas in Utah and What's up Tiger Lily was playing along side of it. My friend and I couldn't get in to the more risque movie (Utah---imagine that,) so we stepped into this one. And even an idiot in the ninth grade could be touched by this melancholy tale. I love Lee Marvin and Jack Palance. And Mama Cass did this movie a great service with her song The Good Days are Comin'. Do yourself a favor and see this one. Your heart will hurt a little at the end, but it's a good kind of pain.

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