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The Outrage

Director: Martin Ritt

Cast: Martin Ritt, Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom

     
 

Derived from the classic 1951 Japanese film Rashomon, director Martin Ritt's The Outrage attempts to modernize the original story of rape and murder, transporting from medieval Japan to the American Southwest of the 1870's. The story is told within the framework of three men waiting at a railway station. A con-man (Edward G. Robinson) listens to the…  See more details below

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Derived from the classic 1951 Japanese film Rashomon, director Martin Ritt's The Outrage attempts to modernize the original story of rape and murder, transporting from medieval Japan to the American Southwest of the 1870's. The story is told within the framework of three men waiting at a railway station. A con-man (Edward G. Robinson) listens to the account of a trial held recently in the town as told by a prospector (Howard Da Silva) and a preacher (William Shatner) suffering from a crisis of faith in humanity. Three witnesses at the trial of a Mexican outlaw give conflicting testimony. Each version is shown in flashback. The outlaw, Juan Carrasco (Paul Newman), confesses that he bound the husband (Laurence Harvey), raped the wife, and killed the husband in a duel of honor. The wife (Claire Bloom) claims that the outlaw raped her, and then she stabbed her husband when he contemptuously blamed her for inviting the assault. The third witness, an old Indian (Paul Fix), declares that he found the dying husband who stated that he stabbed himself because he couldn't live with the humiliation. As the story continues to unfold, the validity of each of the stories is questioned before the truth is finally revealed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
UPC:
0883929050390
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:36:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Juan Carrasco
Laurence Harvey Husband
Claire Bloom Wife
Edward G. Robinson Con Man
William Shatner Preacher
Howard Da Silva Prospector
Albert Salmi Sheriff
Thomas Chalmers Judge
Paul Fix Indian

Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Ron Berkeley Makeup
George W. Davis Art Director
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Robert R. Hoag Special Effects
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Tambi Larsen Art Director
A. Ronald Lubin Producer
Alex North Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Santillo Editor
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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