Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 209: Sat Jul 29

One-Eyed Jacks (Brando, 1961): Prince Charles Cinema, 3.05pm

This is a 35mm presentation.

Chicago Reader review:

Marlon Brando's only directorial effort was this eccentric 1961 western about an outlaw (Brando) who revenges himself on a former partner (Karl Malden) by seducing his daughter. There is a strong Freudian pull to the situation (the partner's name is “Dad”) that is more ritualized than dramatized: the most memorable scenes have a fierce masochistic intensity, as if Brando were taking the opportunity to punish himself for some unknown crime. The bizarre action is set off by the classic Hollywood iconography of the western landscape (photographed by Charles Lang) and the supporting cast: Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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