Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2013

DCP projection

“Along with Hombre, one of Ritt’s best films… a remarkably clear-eyed account of growing up in Texas to mourn the old free-ranging ways of the frontier days. Its focus is the antagonism between a sternly moralising, patriarchal ranch-owner (Douglas) and his free-drinking, free-whoring ‘no account’ son (Newman); the conflict between them, ambivalently observed by the two other members of the household, both emotionally involved with Newman – the ranch housekeeper (Patricia Neal) and a hero-worshipping nephew (Brandon de Wilde) – boils to a head over a government order to slaughter the ranch’s entire herd as a precaution against foot-and-mouth, with Newman urging outlaw defiance and Douglas siding with the law… pretensions are kept nicely damped down by the performances (all four principals are great) and by Wong Howe’s magnificent camerawork.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1963
  • Running Time 112 minutes
  • Director Martin Ritt