Will Penny

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Overview

Rambling along at its own measured pace, Will Penny is a vivid western character study, completely dominated by the rapport between stars Charlton Heston and Joan Hackett. Heston plays Will Penny, an aging and impoverished cowboy. With his cohorts Blue Lee Majors and Dutchy Anthony Zerbe, the trio sets out to find employment before winter sets in. Their job search is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Preacher Quint, a vicious Bible-thumping bandit Donald Pleasance and his moronic, sadistic sons. Dutchy gets...
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Overview

Rambling along at its own measured pace, Will Penny is a vivid western character study, completely dominated by the rapport between stars Charlton Heston and Joan Hackett. Heston plays Will Penny, an aging and impoverished cowboy. With his cohorts Blue Lee Majors and Dutchy Anthony Zerbe, the trio sets out to find employment before winter sets in. Their job search is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Preacher Quint, a vicious Bible-thumping bandit Donald Pleasance and his moronic, sadistic sons. Dutchy gets wounded in the fight and Blue stays with him in a small town nearby to nurse him back to health. Will gets a job on a ranch, and though he is supposed to keep squatters off the land, he can't kick out Catherine Joan Hackett and her little son Jon Gries. She herself is en route to join her husband, an Oregon farmer. Despite her wedding vows, Catherine finds herself drawn to Penny -- who makes no unwarranted move towards the woman, but is equally attracted to her. Then the murderous Quint and his sons reappear to exact their revenge.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Menus; Scene selection; "Remembering Will Penny" featurette - a retrospective look with Charlton Heston and Jon Gries; "The cowboys of Will Penny" featurette
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304820
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,189

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Will Penny
Joan Hackett Catherine Allen
Donald Pleasence Preacher Quint
Lee Majors Blue
Bruce Dern Rafe Quint
Ben Johnson Alex
Slim Pickens Ike Wallerstein, Trail Cook
Clifton James Catron
Anthony Zerbe Dutchy
Jon Gries Horace Allen
G.D. Spradlin Anse Howard
Quentin Dean Jennie
William Schallert Dr. Fraker
Lydia Clarke Mrs. Fraker
Robert Luster Shem Bodine
Dal Jenkins Sambo
Matt Clark Romulus
Luke Askew Foxy
Anthony Costello Bigfoot
Gene Rutherford Rufus Quint
Chanin Hale Girl
Stephen Edwards Town Boy
Roy Jenson Boetius Sullivan
Technical Credits
Tom Gries Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Roland Anderson Art Director
John A. Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Charles Blackman Makeup
John R. Carter Sound/Sound Designer
Don Cherry Songwriter
Fred Engel Producer
Paul K. Lerpae Special Effects
Warren Low Editor
Daniel McCauley Asst. Director
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Hal Pereira Art Director
David Raksin Score Composer, Songwriter
Walter Seltzer Producer
Ruth Stella Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Wells Songwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Will Penny
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Will Penny
   Will Penny: Chapters
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  • Posted March 21, 2013

    Charlton Heston says in the bonus interview contained with this

    Charlton Heston says in the bonus interview contained with this video that it was his favorite film role and that he considered it to be one of the best westerns ever made.It is a classic which is in rich company as one of only a handful of cowboy films which deals explicitly with the theme of the aging cowboy or the dying of an era (e.g. Monte Walsh, Tom Horn, Ride the High Country, The Wild Bunch and the more modern-era Lonely Are the Brave and Junior Bonner.) The movie has stellar performances by both Heston and Joan Hackett.It also has an A-list of cowboy character actors which include Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Luke Askew, Bruce Dern and others, and marks the film debut of Lee Majors.

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