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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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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 would sit near the ocean for hours, waiting for the waves to become more dramatic for his perfect shots. 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

Rio: I don't know, Dad. You may not want me around too long. You may be retired from robbin' banks, Dad; but I'm still in business.
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Connections

Featured in 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Streets of Laredo
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Hummed by Deputy Lon when Luisa brings food to Rio at the jail]
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One of the best westerns ever made
17 August 2007 | by tc-118See all my reviews

Although this movie probably suffered as a result of cost overruns/studio shenanigans, I would certainly put it in my top 20 westerns, probably knocking at the top 10. This is the only western I've ever seen that takes place in Monterey. I would *JUMP* at the chance to see Brando's 5 hour version. Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens were excellent as was the whole cast. When Brando gets fired up; watch out !

Brando's first effort as a director was excellent. Too bad he lost his taste for it; I don't think we got as much mileage out of his fine talent as we should have in later years.


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