Shootout

Shootout

Henry Hathaway (1971)

94min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Henry Hathaway, fresh from directing John Wayne's Oscar-winning performance in True Grit, returned to the Rocky Mountains with Gregory Peck for this disappointing revenge western. Peck plays the "good" bad guy, a bank robber who comes out of jail swearing vengeance on the partner who betrayed him. However, dogging Peck's trail is Robert F Lyons as an unhinged gunman, and there's the added distraction of a little orphan girl (Pat Quinn), too. The violence is of the fashionable, post-Wild Bunch school, with all the blood but none of the resonance. As for Peck, this film sadly shows how far his star had fallen by the end of the 1960s.

Summary

An ageing bank robber is released from jail after eight years behind bars and goes in search of his former partner, who double-crossed him in the wake of an ill-fated heist. His mission of vengeance is complicated when he learns of the death of an old flame, and finds himself forced to take care of her six-year-old daughter. Western, starring Gregory Peck, Pat Quinn and Robert F Lyons.

Cast & Crew

Clay Lomax Gregory Peck
Juliana Pat Quinn
Bobby Jay Robert F Lyons
Alma Susan Tyrell
Skeeter John Chandler
Decky Dawn Lyn
Sam Foley James Gregory
Emma Rita Gam
Director Henry Hathaway
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for nudity and some of its language, and contains violence.
Drama