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Vergelding (1961)

One-Eyed Jacks (original title)
After robbing a Mexican bank, Dad Longworth takes the loot and leaves his partner Rio to be captured but Rio escapes and searches for Dad in California.

Director:

Marlon Brando

Writers:

Guy Trosper (screenplay), Calder Willingham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Rio
Karl Malden ... Sheriff Dad Longworth
Katy Jurado ... Maria Longworth
Ben Johnson ... Bob Amory
Slim Pickens ... Deputy Lon Dedrick
Larry Duran ... Chico Modesto
Sam Gilman ... Harvey Johnson
Timothy Carey ... Howard Tetley
Miriam Colon ... Red
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Carvey (as Elisha Cook)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mexican Rurale Captain (as Rudolph Acosta)
Tom Webb Tom Webb ... Farmer's Son
Ray Teal ... Barney
John Dierkes ... Chet
Philip Ahn ... Uncle
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Storyline

Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from the prison where he has been since, and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio's return. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Taglines:

The motion picture that starts its own tradition of greatness. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 November 1961 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Vergelding See more »

Filming Locations:

Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pennebaker Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Karl Malden, during shooting, Marlon Brando would have "two steaks, potatoes, two apple pies a la mode and a quart of milk" for dinner, necessitating constant altering of his costumes. See more »

Goofs

The glass tankards that the party-goers drink from in the fiesta (c.56 minutes) are of a design first produced around the 1920s. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Lon Dedrick: You got a lot of guts, ain't you kid?
Rio: You're the one with the gut Lon.
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Alternate Versions

New 4K digital restoration, 2 disc,from 2016, undertaken by Universal Pictures in partnership with The Film Foundation and in consultation with filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, with uncompressed monaural sound & lots of new extras.soundtrack on the Blu-ray See more »


Soundtracks

Streets of Laredo
(uncredited)
Traditional
[Hummed by Deputy Lon when Luisa brings food to Rio at the jail]
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Marlon Brando's only directional effort is a masterpiece and one of the best and ORIGINAL westerns
29 December 2004 | by ed56See all my reviews

Originally a project for Stanley Kubrick and then went into the hands of Brando, this is not your everyday Cowboy yarn. It's very surprising that the direction so well crafted and flawless for a first time director. The film is a kind of "Old friends turns true enemies" (obvious that this film was the inspiration for Sam Peckinpah western "Pat Garret and Billy the kid" but Brando's is much much better.) with Brando as the Betrayed Rio and Karl Malden in his most nasty. Also film features the lovely actress Pina Pellicer as Brando love interest. The scenery is a real eye candy and the score is wonderful. It's unacceptable that such a classic known by so few people these days. Watch this underrated classic - you won't be disappointed. I rate this a 10/10.Recommended


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