Due to the lack of men after the Civil War, a small western town allows a bachelorette with ulterior motives to save a horse thief from the gallows by marrying him. They must deal with his old gang, the Sheriff, the bank, and each other.
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.
Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »
Texas, shortly after the Civil War. Henry Moon is an outlaw, on the run from the law. He is captured trying to escape to Mexico and taken back to town to be hanged. The town has a special law that a condemned man can walk free if one of the single women of the town offer to marry him. Henry is in luck - at the last moment Julia Tate offers to marry him, and pretty soon they are married. However, Henry soon discovers that Julia's motives are purely business-orientated - she needs someone to work the mine on her property. This makes for a very cold marriage.Written by
This western was filmed in Durango, Mexico, which Mexicans call "La Tierra del Cine". At the time of production, over seventy westerns had shot there, and had been a regular filming location for John Wayne Westerns. The Duke's son had built a Western set construction town there, which got rented out for movie productions. This movie utilized this locale, making just a few re-purposed sign and color adjustments for the film to be shot in the same place as Wayne's recent earlier Western Chisum (1970). Ironically, Wayne and Nicholson have both portrayed characters called Jake, Wayne in Big Jake (1971) and Nicholson in Chinatown (1974) and The Two Jakes (1990). See more »
After the ladies had their chat in the kitchen, a whistle tells that the water is boiling. The kettle shown in close up is a plain water kettle and has no whistle. See more »
Written by Stephen Foster
[Sung at the party when Moon's gang comes to visit him.] See more »
Wow. A cocaine-fueled disaster.
One can't help but notice how Nicholson eventually gave up on concealing his hilariously obvious coke nose (to the untrained ear it just sounds like "allergies"- this is the usual excuse given, of course....).
Over the counter allergy medicine can help with allergy symptoms. Nothing helps cocaine-blasted sinuses.
Not even Scorsese could direct while coked up. Nicholson's attempt is considerably more disastrous. Take a second look at the cast (see Belushi) and it isn't hard to deduce what happened to this movie.
Note that it gets steadily worse as the film progresses.
I wasn't expecting a "great" movie being that this was Nicholson's only directing effort. I was just curious. I didn't expect something this bad. Yikes.
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