No doubt about it.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, director John Huston’s 1972 paean to the old west, will not be to everyone’s liking.
But for those willing to take a shot, there’s a bit of gold therein.
Terrific cast – Paul Newman, Victoria Principal, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Jacqueline Bisset, and Ava Gardner.
Music by Maurice Jarre
Screenplay by John Milius
It’s a Warner Archive release, so you know its superb.
For those unaware, you’ll note a First Artists logo, attached to the National General release.
Formed in 1969, and with a terrific logo that turned into profiles of the four talents involved – Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand and Steve McQueen – the group was a production subsidiary of WB, and from 1972 to 1980 was the force behind 19 films, each featuring one of the owners.
Life and Times was the second, following Pocket Money (1972) and followed by Up the Sandbox.
For Newman collectors, this is essential.
Image – 5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
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