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One-eyed Jacks, a Pennebaker production ; screenplay by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; directed by Marlon Brando

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One-eyed Jacks, a Pennebaker production ; screenplay by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; directed by Marlon Brando
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
One-eyed Jacks
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
961480803
Responsibility statement
a Pennebaker production ; screenplay by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham ; produced by Frank P. Rosenberg ; directed by Marlon Brando
Runtime
141
Series statement
The Criterion collection, 844
Summary
"This is a western like no other, combining the mythological scope of that most American of genres with the searing naturalism of a performance by Marlon Brando--all suffused with Freudian overtones and masculine anxiety. In his only directing stint, Brando captures rugged coastal and desert landscapes in gorgeous widescreen, Technicolor images, and elicits from his fellow actors (including Karl Malden and Pina Pellicer) nuanced depictions of conflicted characters. Though the production was overwhelmed by its director's perfectionism and plagued by setbacks and studio reediting, One-Eyed Jacks stands as one of Brando's great achievements, thanks above all to his tortured turn as Rio, a bank robber bent on revenge against his former partner in crime. Brooding and romantic, Rio is the last and perhaps the most tender of the iconic outsiders that the great actor imbued with such intensity throughout his career"--Container
Technique
live action

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