Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
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
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Marlon Brando would sit near the ocean for hours, waiting for the waves to become more dramatic for his perfect shots. See more »
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 »
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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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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