|The Reivers 1969 N/R, 107 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Mark Rydell
Cast: Steve McQueen, Will Geer, Sharon Farrell, Rupert Crosse, Mitch Vogel, Michael Constantine, Lonny Chapman, Juano Hernandez, Clifton James, Dub Taylor, Ruth White, Diane Shalet, Pat Randall, Diane Ladd, Ellen Geer
Set in 1905, this good film adaptation of William Faulkner's story is about young Lucius (Mitch Vogel) who joins Boon (Steve McQueen) and Ned (Rupert Crosse) on an adventure from rural Mississippi to the big city of Memphis. Their vehicle for transportation is the stolen car of Lucius' grandfather (Will Geer). Crosse received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
|Ride in the Whirlwind 1965 N/R, 82 min.|
Director: Monte Hellman
Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, Tom Filer, Millie Perkins, Katherine Squire, George Mitchell, Harry Dean Stanton, Rupert Crosse, John Hackett, B.J. Merholz
Three innocent cowboys (Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, and Tom Filer) are chased by vigilantes when they are suspected of being members of a gang of outlaws. A Corman/Nicholson cheapie; offbeat.
|Shadows 1959 PG, 81 min.|
Director: John Cassavetes
Cast: Hugh Hurd, Lelia Goldoni, Ben Carruthers, Anthony Ray, Dennis Sallas, Tom Reese, David Pokitillow, Rupert Crosse, David Jones, Pir Marini, Victoria Vargas, Cliff Carnell, Jack Ackerman, Jacqueline Walcott, Jay Crecco
Shot on location in 1950s' NYC and independently filmed and produced, John Cassavetes' film represents a new kind of American filmmaking that is not influenced by Hollywood. The story involves interracial friendships shown through the lives of a Black trumpet player, Hugh (Hugh Hurd), and his younger sister and brother, Lelia (Lelia Goldoni) and Ben (Ben Carruthers), both of whom often pass for White–but not without heartbreak caused by prejudice.
|Waterhole #3 1967 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western
Director: William A. Graham
Cast: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Claude Akins, Bruce Dern, Joan Blondell, James Whitmore, Robert Cornthwaite, Timothy Carey, Roy Jenson, Harry Davis, Jim Boles, Steve Whittaker, Ted Markland, Rupert Crosse
During the 1880s, Cavalry Sergeant Henry J. Foggers (Claude Akins), with help from Hilb (Timothy Carey), robs gold from the Army and buries it in a waterhole in the middle of a desert. Lewton Cole (James Coburn) wants to get his hands on the treasure map showing where the gold is buried. He steals Sheriff Copperude's (Carroll O'Connor) horse and makes love to Copperude's daughter Billee (Margaret Blye). Billee tells her father that she was raped, and they follow Cole to bring him to justice. They catch up with Cole, but then Foggers arrives and takes the gold. Later, a shootout ensues, and Billee finds where the gold is hidden. But, Cole also arrives, takes the gold and Billee's clothing, and rides off to Mexico.
|1. The Reivers (1969)|
2. Ride in the Whirlwind (1965)
3. Shadows (1959)
4. Waterhole #3 (1967)
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