One-Eyed Jacks

One-Eyed Jacks

New 35mm restoration! Marlon Brando’s one and only film as a director (and yes, he also stars—does he ever!) is this unconventional 1961 western (originally planned for and by Stanley Kubrick) which notched cinematographer Charles Lang an Oscar nomination. Brando plays Rio, an embittered anti-hero sold down the river by his bank-robbing partner, Dad (Karl Malden). Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio’s return. The Western expanses of One-Eyed Jacks are as wide and beautiful as the confines of Rio’s cell were dark and tiny, setting up a tension that can only be resolved in the men’s ultimate confrontation.


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U.S.A. 1961 – 35mm – 141 Minutes

In English, Spanish with English subtitles

Director: Marlon Brando

Producer: Frank P. Rosenberg

Screenplay: Guy Trosper, Calder Willingham, based on a novel by: Charles Neider

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

Print courtesy The Film Foundation, Universal Pictures