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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 21 May 1962 (UK)
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A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director:

David Miller

Writers:

Dalton Trumbo (screenplay), Edward Abbey (novel)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... John W. "Jack" Burns
Gena Rowlands ... Jerry Bondi
Walter Matthau ... Sheriff Morey Johnson
Michael Kane Michael Kane ... Paul Bondi
Carroll O'Connor ... Hinton
William Schallert ... Harry
George Kennedy ... Deputy Sheriff Gutierrez
Karl Swenson ... Rev. Hoskins
William Mims William Mims ... First Deputy Arraigning Burns (as Bill Mims)
Martin Garralaga ... Old Man
Lalo Rios Lalo Rios ... Prisoner
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Storyline

In order to free his best friend Paul Bondi from jail, cowboy Jack Burns gets himself imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased in the mountains by sheriff Johnson with a helicopter and jeeps. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life can never cage a man like this!

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 May 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Hero See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Joel Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When preparing a compilation of film clips for Kirk Douglas' life achievement award by the Shoah Foundation, Steven Spielberg couldn't locate footage from this film, and asked Universal Pictures for a clip. Spielberg recommended to the studio that the film be green-lit for preservation, which it was. See more »

Goofs

There is never the slightest sign of a toilet. Not in any of the cells. Even the large holding cell with 25 or 30 guys in it, doesn't even have a urinal. Much less a toilet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[to his horse, as he watches jets leave contrails across the sky]
Jack Burns: Time we took off, too.
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Crazy Credits

the credits at the beginning of the film use a font with uppercase consonants and lower case vowels (of various sizes) , but for the names only. See more »

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Oh! Susanna
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Excellent film.
19 January 2003 | by gtjim351See all my reviews

When I first watched this movie I was changing channels and stoped to see a young Kirk Douglas, the movie was so good that it had me in some sort of hypnoses and of cause made me watch on and my TV surfing stoped. Towards the end it reminded me of the movie `The Fugitive', and of cause a great ending with many different conclusions. Excellent film.


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