Friday, February 13, 2015

One-eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) US one-sheet Mexican three-sheet

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) Mexican three-sheet

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) US one-sheet

Pictured above are a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster and a 41" x 81" three-piece Mexican three-sheet poster for the 1961 Marlon Brando film One-Eyed Jacks based on the Charles Neider novel The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones with screenplay by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham and starring Marlon Brando as Rio. Plot summary: In Sonora Mexico in 1880 Rio and his partner Dad Longworth [Karl Malden] rob a bank of two bags of gold, but during their attempted escape Dad betrays Rio and leaves him to be captured and imprisoned. Rio spends five years in a prison in Sonora. After his release he finds that his former pal Longworth has become sheriff of Monterey; their conflicts resume, initially behind a thin veneer of cordiality and then much more openly. This is the only film directed by Marlon Brando; it is considered a precursor for Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns a few years later, where audiences learned for the first time to identify with the "bad guys" in Western movies.

Cast and crew: Marlon Brando, Karl Malen, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Timothy Carey, Miriam Colon, Elisha Cook Jr., Rudolfo Acosta, Joan Petrone, Tom Webb, Ray Teal, John Dierkes

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