Michael Winner (1971)

AA Certificate


Our Score
Michael Winner is a man who obviously loves the movies, and as a producer is capable of assembling major players in promising material. As a director, however, he's no great shakes, and invariably sabotages his own films by doing his own editing and by relying too much on the zoom lens. Filmed on location in Durango, Mexico, with a distinguished cast and a fine screenplay by Englishman Gerald Wilson, this authentic-looking, tough western is spoilt by inept timing and Winner's clumsy visual style as Burt Lancaster's indomitable sheriff arrives in town to round up a group of cowboy ruffians. No real director of westerns should have a star like Lancaster wear that silly hat throughout the movie.



Cast & Crew

Jered Maddox Burt Lancaster
Cotton Ryan Robert Ryan
Vincent Bronson Lee J Cobb
Laura Shelby Sheree North
Lucas Joseph Wiseman
Vernon Adams Robert Duvall
Harvey Stenbaugh Albert Salmi
Hurd Price J D Cannon
Mayor Sam Bolden John McGiver
Crowe Wheelwright Richard Jordan
Jason Bronson John Beck
Jack Dekker Ralph Waite
Choctaw Lee William Watson
Minister Charles Tyner
Totts John Hillerman
Hersham Robert Emhardt
Dusaine Richard Bull
Luther Harris Walter Brooke
Director Michael Winner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Contains violence and brief nudity.Available on: video and DVD