DVD Review: One-Eyed Jacks

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 After languishing in unwatchable 99-cent copies, 1961’s One-Eyed Jacks (Criterion Collection; $29.95), the last Vista Vision movie, has been restored by Criterion to near-3D glory. Abandoned to the rurales by his bank-robbing partner, Rio (Marlon Brando) escapes after five years to exact his revenge on Longworth (Karl Malden), now a lawman with a wife and stepdaughter. The only film directed by Brando, the Western is enthralling and features some of Ben Johnson’s and Slim Pickens’s finest work.

Henry C. Parke is a screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California, who blogs about Western movies, TV, radio and print news: HenrysWesternRoundup.Blogspot.com

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