One-Eyed Jacks Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson

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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

Script Analysis of One-Eyed Jacks

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   robbing bank

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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