After criminals Rio (Brando) and Dad (Malden) rob a bank in Mexico, the latter manages to steal the gold and leave his partner in the desert to be captured or die. Years pass before Rio breaks out of prison and hunts down his old partner for revenge. By this time, a reformed Dad is a California sheriff with a family and the lingering fear that Rio will come after him. A big showdown is in store. Stanley Kubrick was originally tapped to direct this 1961 film, and Rod Serling, Sam Peckinpah, Calder Willingham, and Guy Trosper were among the writers who worked on the script. The movie ended up being Brando's first and only directorial effort. Although his inexperience meant that he shot 6 times as much footage as usual, and Paramount eventually lost patience with his indecisiveness and took the film away to edit it, the result is a classic early anti-hero Western that features not scenes not only of Death Valley but the sea (rare in a Western) shot at Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Marlon Brando plays Ringo, a thief and a conman, with a quick temper and an even quicker trigger finger. Shortly after a successful bank robbery Ringo is betrayed by Dad (Karl Malden) and put in a Mexican prision for five years. After his release he tracks down Dad, but discovers that he is now a town marshall and is married. Ringo has vowed to get even, no matter what the price.
This is a good western and the only film Brando ever directed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ryan Bauslaugh