|Macon County Line 1974 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Richard Compton
Cast: Alan Vint, Jesse Vint, Cheryl Waters, Max Baer Jr., Joan Blackman, Timothy Scott, James Gammon, Doodles Weaver, Geoffrey Lewis, Leif Garrett, Sam Gilman, Emile Meyer, Jay Adler, David Orange
Bobbie Gentry sings her theme song in this film based on the true story about a 1954 Georgia murder in which redneck Deputy Sheriff Reed Morgan (Max Baer Jr.) mistakenly believes that brothers Chris and Wayne Dixon (Alan Vint and Jesse Vint) raped and murdered his wife. After returning home to the murder scene, Morgan finds the brothers in his barn, claims they are the murderers, and seeks revenge. Too late, he discovers who the real murderers are. Sequel: "Return to Macon County."
|The Missouri Breaks 1976 PG, 126 min.|
Director: Arthur Penn
Cast: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Lloyd, Randy Quaid, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, John McLiam, John P. Ryan, Sam Gilman, Steve Franken, Richard Bradford, Luana Anders
Rancher David Braxton (John McLiam) hires Lee Clayton (Marlon Brando) to hunt down horse thieves. Using costumes and other ruses, Clayton begins to kill off the rustlers. But, following the hanging of a horse rustler, war breaks out between the ranchers and horse thieves with Tom Logan (Jack Nicholson) leading the remaining horse thieves–and he is not going to give up.
|One-Eyed Jacks 1961 N/R, 141 min.|
Director: Marlon Brando
Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Slim Pickens, Ben Johnson, Elisha Cook Jr., Rodolfo Acosta, Timothy Carey, Philip Ahn, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Miriam Colon, Ray Teal, John Dierkes
After Rio's (Marlon Brando) partner Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) deserts him during a bank robbery, Rio is caught by the sheriff and sent to prison. Five years later, after breaking out of prison, Rio sets out to track down Longworth and seek revenge. He finds Longworth and learns that he is now sheriff in a small town, is married to Maria (Katy Jurado), and has a stepdaughter Louisa (Pina Pellicer). As part of his plot, Rio seduces Louisa. Then, he falls in love with her but continues his criminal life, and complications ensue.
|Sometimes a Great Notion 1970 PG, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
aka: Never Give an Inch
Director: Paul Newman
Cast: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel, Cliff Potts, Linda Lawson, Joe Maross, Lee de Broux, Roy Poole, Sam Gilman, Jim Burk, Roy Jenson, Charles Tyner
An Oregon logging family, the Stampers, suffer personal tragedy through the accidental deaths of two members while refusing to go along with a labor strike. Richard Jaeckel was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Joe Ben Stamper. The drowning scene in which Joe Ben dies is a movie highlight.
|Wild Rovers 1971 PG, 110 min.|
Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden, Lynn Carlin, Tom Skerritt, Joe Don Baker, James Olson, Moses Gunn, Rachel Roberts, Victor French, Leora Dana, Sam Gilman, Charles H. Gray, William Bryant, Jack Garner
This is an insightful Western about kind-but-not-so-bright cowboys Ross Bodine and Frank Post (William Holden and Ryan O'Neal) who rob a bank and head for safety in Mexico. But, their boss, rancher Walter Buckman (Karl Malden), sends his sons John and Paul (Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker) with the posse in pursuit, and the flight from justice proves fatal.
|1. Macon County Line (1974)|
2. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
3. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
4. Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
aka: Never Give an Inch
5. Wild Rovers (1971)
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