Saturday, August 6, 2011

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Notes: 8/6/11
Marlon Brando directs!
Brando is slimy and still manages to be fairly hot.
Brando and Karl Malden. Two powerhouse actors.
Ben Johnson had striking eyes.
Katy Jurado has a classy presence. Gorgeous.
Slim Pickens shows up with his twangy voice.
Overlong portrait of men behaving badly.
Strong leading performances.
Top-notch supporting cast.

Review: B-
Overlong portrait of men behaving badly in Mexico. Helped by strong leading performances from Marlon Brando and Karl Malden and a top-notch supporting cast, lead by Ben Johnson and Katy Jurado. Not as great as it should have been. Brando directed this sporadically compelling cat-and-mouse Western.

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