Pony up and get ready for Q Night at the Movies. This week, a fine-as-cream-gravy Q celebrates the wild world of Western films. First, Hollywood Idols profiles Yul Brynner, who starred in as many Westerns as he did dramatic narratives, followed by an On Story featuring today’s prominent Western films. Next, a double feature: Brynner stars in The Magnificent Seven, accompanied with Marlon Brando’s One-Eyed Jacks, the only film Brando ever directed.
There will never be another like Yul Brynner. No other actor has had his looks, his range of talents, his energy, and his capacity to draw others into the spell of his charm. A true sophisticate of deliberately mysterious origins, Yul Brynner was at home in a wide variety of languages and social environments. At an early age he found his perfect role in The King And I. The Academy Award-winning success that might have become a trap for a lesser star became the ongoing glory of his career from the peak of his stardom to his untimely death.
Creating westerns with resonance is discussed by the creative minds behind Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and 3:10 To Yuma. Featuring John Lee Hancock, David Peoples, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.
A man in black (Yul Brynner) recruits six hired guns to lead Mexican villagers against the gang of an outlaw (Eli Wallach).
Corinth Films Collection One-Eyed Jacks at 10:10 p.m.
Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) finds an opportunity to take the stolen gold and leave his partner Rio (Marlon Brando) to be captured. Years later, Rio escapes from prison and hunts down Dad for revenge. Dad is now a respectable sheriff in California, and has been living in fear of Rio’s return.
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