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The Ballad of Cable Hogue


After the intense bloodshed of The Wild Bunch (1969), this comic western fable took the opposite approach to director [[Performer~P105940~Sam Peckinpah~sampeckinpah]]'s continuing examination of the end of the West. Left for dead by a couple of lizard-slaughtering desperados in the middle of the desert, prospector Cable Hogue ([[Performer~P35299~Jason Robards~jasonrobardsjr]]) is saved by his unexpected discovery of water "where there wasn't any." Hogue turns the water hole, felicitously located near a...more