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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
A ruthless pirate captures the keeper of a lighthouse, somewhere in north Argentina. His goal is obvious and horrific. He plans to control the lighthouses signals in a way that the passing ships will be crushed on the rocks.
Charm, intelligence and success in criminal career doesn't prevent Paris Pitman Jr. to start doing ten years in prison, in the middle of the Arizona desert. However, those years should pass quickly because of a $500,000 loot previously stashed away. New idealistic warden would only make Pitman think of getting his fortune even sooner. He starts to manipulate everyone to achieve his goal. Written by
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Kirk Douglas plays a very amoral and scheming bandit. For a while, this
lifestyle pays off until he is ultimately captured and placed in an
awful prison in the middle of the desert. At first, this is a real
tough stay for Kirk as the warden is a greedy cuss and he tries to
abuse Kirk into revealing where he hid $500,000 in stolen loot. But,
after the warden is killed, a new guy takes over (Henry Fonda) and he
and Douglas develop a certain level of respect for each other--all the
while Kirk is planning his escape. As for Fonda and his motivation for
befriending Kirk goes, this is all very vague until very late in the
film--and I think this made for a better film.
In addition to these two terrific actors, there are some wonderful
supporting performances--especially by Hume Cronin and John Randolph
who seemed an awful lot like a married couple! About the only negatives
were a few places where the script seemed ridiculous (such as the
escape from the prison--they took their time and it sure looked too
I enjoyed this Kirk Douglas film quite a bit and I was torn between
giving it a 7 and an 8. My final decision to give it a 7 was because
some of the nudity and language seemed rather gratuitous and was
inserted less for artistic reasons than to satisfy the new 1960s and
70s morality. There are just a few too many butts and breasts to make
it a good bet for most kids--and it's a shame, because otherwise it's a
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