ONE-EYED JACKS (1961)
Directed by Marlon Brando, Starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden
Date / Time:
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wells Fargo Theater, Griffith Park
Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members
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One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Directed by Marlon Brando
Starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden
Rod Serling, the creator of The Twilight Zone, and legendary director Sam Peckinpah both wrote early drafts that were rejected. At one point Stanley Kubrick was set to direct. It ultimately came to be known as the only feature film directed by Marlon Brando.
In One-Eyed Jacks, Brando stars as the outlaw Rio. Double-crossed by his partner Dad Longworth (Malden), Rio spends years planning his revenge. When Rio finally tracks Longworth down, nothing goes according to plan. Often overlooked, the film is a true cult classic.
Prior to the screening, Jeffrey Richardson, Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms, will lead a discussion of the film and its place within the Western genre.
Be sure to visit the Law and Order section of the Autry’s Community Gallery. The ongoing exhibition features artifacts relating to some of the West’s most notorious outlaws, including Billy the Kid, an early inspiration for Brando’s character Rio.
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