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There Was a Crooked Man...

  • Comedy
  • Western
  • 1970
  • Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda - actors as different in style and persona as could be - are pitted against each other in this period crime movie with a western flavour. Douglas is a tough uncompromising outlaw who escapes from jail and goes in search of his hidden booty; Fonda is the gentle sheriff-turned-prison warden who patiently pursues Douglas in the hope of rehabilitating him. With a screenplay by Robert Benton and David Newman (Bonnie and Clyde), direction by the veteran Joseph L Mankiewicz and two major stars, the movie promises much, but delivers no more than a professionally assembled, rather odd comedy drama.

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Credits

Cast

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Paris Pitman JrKirk Douglas
Woodward LopemanHenry Fonda
Dudley WhinnerHume Cronyn
Floyd MoonWarren Oates
The Missouri KidBurgess Meredith
Cyrus McNuttJohn Randolph
Mr LomaxArthur O'Connell

Crew

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DirectorJoseph L Mankiewicz

Details

Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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