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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Not Rated | | Western | 8 July 1961 (Japan)
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

Director:

Marlon Brando

Writers:

Guy Trosper (screenplay), Calder Willingham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Rio
Karl Malden ... Sheriff Dad Longworth
Katy Jurado ... Maria Longworth
Ben Johnson ... Bob Amory
Slim Pickens ... Deputy Lon Dedrick
Larry Duran Larry Duran ... Chico Modesto
Sam Gilman ... Harvey Johnson
Timothy Carey ... Howard Tetley
Miriam Colon ... Red
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Carvey (as Elisha Cook)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mexican Rurale Captain (as Rudolph Acosta)
Tom Webb Tom Webb ... Farmer's Son
Ray Teal ... Barney
John Dierkes ... Chet
Philip Ahn ... Uncle
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Storyline

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The motion picture that starts its own tradition of greatness. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 July 1961 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Comanchero See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pennebaker Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marlon Brando's silver-trimmed saddle from this film was re-used by bandit chief Eli Wallach in The Magnificent Seven (1960)--shot after this film, but released before it.. See more »

Goofs

In the market scene, Rio barters with a market girl over the price of her necklace. He first offers her 20 dollars, which she does not accept. When he ups the offer to 30 dollars, she agrees, taking off the necklace and giving it to him. Later, Rio gives the necklace to Luisa, telling her that he received it from his dying mother. When he eventually confesses to Luisa that he bought the necklace from a woman, he claims that he paid 25 dollars for it. See more »

Quotes

Bob: This is part that's goin' to tickle you; the sheriff in that town is named Dad Longworth.
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Connections

Referenced in Nurse Jackie: One-Armed Jacks (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Streets of Laredo
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Traditional
[Hummed by Deputy Lon when Luisa brings food to Rio at the jail]
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Marlon Brando's only directional effort is a masterpiece and one of the best and ORIGINAL westerns
29 December 2004 | by ed56See all my reviews

Originally a project for Stanley Kubrick and then went into the hands of Brando, this is not your everyday Cowboy yarn. It's very surprising that the direction so well crafted and flawless for a first time director. The film is a kind of "Old friends turns true enemies" (obvious that this film was the inspiration for Sam Peckinpah western "Pat Garret and Billy the kid" but Brando's is much much better.) with Brando as the Betrayed Rio and Karl Malden in his most nasty. Also film features the lovely actress Pina Pellicer as Brando love interest. The scenery is a real eye candy and the score is wonderful. It's unacceptable that such a classic known by so few people these days. Watch this underrated classic - you won't be disappointed. I rate this a 10/10.Recommended


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