We're excited to talk about Marlon Brando's one and only directorial effort, the 1961 western One-Eyed Jacks, starring Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, and Slim Pickens. A notorious production behind the scenes, we delve into its connections to Rod Serling, Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick, and how it may be the bridge between the Traditional Western and the Spaghetti Western.
If you want to check out this film, we recommend the Criterion Collection (US) / Arrow Video (UK) release, a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures and The Film Foundation, supervised by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. And if you'd like to learn even more, be sure to check out Toby Roan's book A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks.
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