McCabe and Mrs Miller

McCabe and Mrs Miller

Robert Altman (1971)

115min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Before he fell from favour after making movies such as Popeye and Beyond Therapy, Robert Altman won critical acclaim for Nashville, MASH and this other early effort. Warren Beatty stars as McCabe, a gambler who goes into business with English whorehouse madam Mrs Miller (Julie Christie), in a bleak western set against the backdrop of a developing town in the American North West. It's an interesting tale with all the classic elements of the genre, and the affair is given added weight by the solid performances of Beatty and Christie. When you see this, you'll be reminded of just how good the Short Cuts director could be when he was on form.

Summary

A gambling gunfighter uses his ill-gotten gains to set up a string of lavish brothels in a boom town and falls for an opium-smoking madam. Robert Altman's Western drama, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie.

Cast & Crew

John McCabe Warren Beatty
Constance Miller Julie Christie
Sheehan René Auberjonois
Smalley John Schuck
Bart Coyle Bert Remsen
Cowboy Keith Carradine
Lawyer William Devane
Mr Elliott Corey Fischer
Ida Coyle Shelley Duvall
Director Robert Altman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: BFIGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 May 2007
Drama