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Directed by Martin Ritt
Starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon deWilde
Screenplay by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.
Based on Larry McMurtry’s novel Horseman, Pass By
Cinematography by James Wong Howe
Music by Elmer Bernstein
DCP. Approx. 112 min.
The great Hollywood cinematographer James Wong Howe places Paul Newman’s macho nogoodnik against strikingly composed austere Texas vistas. With Oscar-winning performances by Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas.
“The picture has a number of elements of distinction and reward. The four leading performances are excellent. Newman creates a virile, pernicious figure as that ornery title critter. The characteristics of old age are marvelously captured and employed by Douglas. Another fine performance is by Brandon de Wilde as Newman’s nephew. Patricia Neal comes through with a rich and powerful performance as the housekeeper assaulted by Newman.”