One Eyed Jacks

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  • NR
  • 1961
  • 2 hr 21 min
  • 7.1  (13,179)

One Eyed Jacks is a western film from 1961 that stars Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Pina Pellicer. The movie is based on Charles Neider's novel "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones" and is directed by Marlon Brando himself. The movie tells the story of Rio (Marlon Brando) and his friend, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden), who are bank robbers. After a successful heist, they plan to flee to Mexico, but Dad betrays Rio and leaves him to be caught by the authorities. Rio is imprisoned for five years and vows to get even with Dad.

After being released from prison, Rio tracks Dad to a small town in California. He meets Dad's stepdaughter, Louisa (Pina Pellicer), and falls in love with her. Rio also learns that Dad is now a respected lawman in the town and has a family of his own. Rio makes a plan to rob the bank and escape with Louisa, but things don't go as planned.

One Eyed Jacks stands out among other westerns of the time for its complex characters and intricate plot. The movie's focus on the relationships between the characters rather than just the action and violence is also noteworthy. Marlon Brando's performance as Rio is especially commendable. He humanizes the character and makes him empathetic, despite being a bank robber and a criminal.

The supporting cast is also fantastic, with Karl Malden giving a strong performance as Dad Longworth. Pina Pellicer is impressive as Louisa, and her chemistry with Brando is palpable.

The movie's use of location and cinematography is stunning. One Eyed Jacks was primarily filmed on location in California, and the landscapes are stunningly beautiful. The film's use of widescreen and Technicolor also adds to the visual appeal.

One Eyed Jacks was not initially a commercial success, but over time, it has gained a cult following and is considered to be one of the best westerns of all time. Its influence can be seen in other movies that came later, like The Wild Bunch and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Overall, One Eyed Jacks is a compelling and entertaining western that stands the test of time. Its complex characters, intricate plot, and stunning visuals make it a must-watch for any fan of the genre.

One Eyed Jacks is a 1961 western with a runtime of 2 hours and 21 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    7.1  (13,179)