One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Rated NR

One-eyed Jacks

After a bank robbery, the two partners go on the run. One takes the money and leaves the other to get caught. Once he gets out of prison, he goes after he’s partner. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

This is a confusing, run around story. I think for most people this film gets too confusing at times but I actually liked it. This is the only film Marlon Brando directed. Whether that’s good or bad, I’m not sure. This film was entertaining, holding my attention but there was a lot of twists and turns, that I’m not sure needed to be there to tell the story. Due to the length and story it’s been questionable on whether this could be considered a western. I think it is truly a western, in fact I could almost see John Wayne riding in on a horse throughout this film. Marlon based this film on the book,  The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones by Charles Neider. Is this the best Marlon Brando film? Probably not but it did make me respect him all the more.

 

 

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