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ONE EYED JACKS (1961)

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A film by Marlon Brando

Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer

Running from the law after robbing a bank in Mexico,  Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) who was supposed to come back for his partner with fresh horses leaves him stranded without the gold. Rio (Marlon Brando) gets captured. Later he escape prison with a friend of his and hunts Dad for revenge to come to find out that Dad is the sherif in California and has been waiting for the return of Rio.

This off beat western is the only film directed By Brando and did he do a great job at it. Brando took over the film from Stanley Kubrick after the two disagreed on character development. This film was supposed to be shat in 2 months but instead it took 6 months Brando like Kubrick is a perfectionist. If the studio would have the final cut from brandon the film would have been 5 hours, so the studio cut it down to the 2 hours and 20 minutes that it is now. The film does drag a little but there is never a dull moment. Brando and Karl Malden both turn in outstanding performances, and the supporting cast, featuring Slim Pickens, Ben Johnson and Katy Jurado, is perfect. It is a romantic/action western. Rio finds love every where he can to every beautiful women he meets Dad and Rio went on to rob banks then relax and spent money on booze and women until the money runs out and they rob an other banks. Rio finds real love  in California where he find his old friend Dad. Things turn sour later on. It is predictable a bit unfortunately. Dad was hoping it will be water under the bridge but Rio wants on thing only is revenge and he will stop at nothing. Nice Western the cinematography is beautiful. I didn’t know this film existed it is the first time that I have seen it and I was not disappointed .

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

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