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One-Eyed Jacks
     

One-Eyed Jacks

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Director: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado

 

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Marlon Brando made his directorial debut with this off-beat Western, which has been given a simple presentation on this budget-priced DVD release. One-Eyed Jacks has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the film's original widescreen aspect ratio, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple

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Marlon Brando made his directorial debut with this off-beat Western, which has been given a simple presentation on this budget-priced DVD release. One-Eyed Jacks has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the film's original widescreen aspect ratio, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple language options included. Cast biographies and trivia facts have been included as a bonus. Due to its public domain copyright status, this is one of a number of DVD editions of One-Eyed Jacks currently available.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Often described by director Martin Scorsese as his favorite Western, Marlon Brando's only foray into directing resulted in one of the most interesting films in the genre. Brando plays an outlaw abandoned on a Mexican mountainside by his partner Karl Malden, while escaping from a posse. After doing a five-year hitch in a Mexican prison, Brando goes looking for revenge. A film whose troubled production history included contributions by Sam Peckinpah and Stanley Kubrick, in many ways it's a precursor to the operatic, slow-motion oaters of Sergio Leone. Basically a standard Western, it's raised a few notches by a great performance from Brando, who is given all he can handle by a memorably sadistic Malden. The pace of the scenes is undeniably slow, and one's enjoyment of the film probably depends on the extent to which viewers find Brando's myriad expressions of slow-burning rage compelling. Either Brando has an excellent eye or he was lucky in his choice of cinematographer Charles Lang, because the photography of Monterey, the Sierras, and the Mexican coastline is spectacular. Katy Jurado, Slim Pickens, Ben Johnson, and the always disturbed Timothy Carey round out the colorful cast.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2003
UPC:
0011891980180
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tgg Direct
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
2:21:00

Special Features

Fully restored and enhanced digital masters; Chapters; Original graphics; Interactive menus; Biography

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Kid Rio
Karl Malden Dad Longworth
Pina Pellicer Louisa
Katy Jurado Maria
Ben Johnson Bob Emory
Slim Pickens Lon
Larry Duran Modesto
Sam Gilman Harvey Johnson
Timothy Carey Howard Tetley
Miriam Colon Redhead
Elisha Cook Bank Teller
Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta Rurales Officer
Ray Teal Bartender
John Dierkes Barber
Margarita Cordova Nika Flamenco Dancer
Hank Worden Doc
Philip Ahn Uncle
Nesdon Booth Townsman
Joe Dominguez Corral Keeper
Mickey Finn Blacksmith
Nacho Galindo Mexican Townsman
Clem Harvey Tim
Margarita Martin Mexican Vendor
Jorge Moreno Bouncer in Shack
Harry "Snub" Pollard Townsman
Felipe Turich Card Sharp
Henry Wills Posseman
Fenton Jones Squaredance Caller
John Michael Quijada Rurales Sergeant
William Forrest Banker

Technical Credits
Marlon Brando Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Josephine Earl Choreography
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
John P. Fulton Special Effects
George Glass Executive Producer
J. McMillan Johnson Art Director
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Archie Marshek Editor
Rosita Moreno Consultant/advisor
Hal Pereira Art Director
Rodd Redwing Consultant/advisor
Philip Rhodes Makeup
Frank P. Rosenberg Producer
Walter Seltzer Executive Producer
Guy Troper Screenwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup
Calder Willingham Screenwriter
Yvonne Wood Costumes/Costume Designer

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diamond brand DVD is pretty decent. Contrary to BN.com, it IS letterboxed. We don't think the movie is too long. It flows nicely, and the photography is superb. The dialog is excellent.