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All hell breaks loose in a Texas town when an escaped convict heads home in Arthur Penn's Southern gothic melodrama. Appointed by local kingpin Val Rogers (E. G. Marshall), benevolent Sheriff Calder (Marlon Brando) manages to keep the peace in Tarl, but the situation starts to fester one Saturday when news filters in that wild child Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford) has jumped prison. Bubber's impending arrival arouses hostility among Tarl's citizens, such as Edwin Stewart (Robert Duvall), who believes that Bubber will come after him to settle an old score, and Damon Puller (Richard Bradford), who, between grope sessions with Edwin's wife Emily (Janice Rule), uses Bubber as an excuse to terrorize black residents. As the atmosphere heats up, Calder wants to keep Bubber alive, and he convinces Bubber's wife Anna (Jane Fonda) and her lover, Val's son Jake (James Fox), to find Bubber and coax him into surrender. Val's fear that Bubber will kill his son, however, sparks a long confrontation that leaves rational law and order pummeled into the ground by the town's ignorant cruelty. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:February 19, 1966


Marlon Brando
as Sheriff Calder
Jane Fonda
as Anna Reeves
Robert Redford
as Bubber Reeves
James Fox
as Jake Jason Rogers
E.G. Marshall
as Val Rogers
Angie Dickinson
as Ruby Calder
Janice Rule
as Emily Stewart
Miriam Hopkins
as Mrs. Reeves
Martha Hyer
as Mary Fuller
Richard Bradford
as Damon Fuller
Robert Duvall
as Edwin Stewart
Diana Hyland
as Elizabeth Rogers
Henry Hull
as Briggs
Jocelyn Brando
as Mrs. Briggs
Katherine Walsh
as Verna Dee
Lori Martin
as Cutie
Marc Seaton
as Paul
Clifton James
as Lem
Malcolm Atterbury
as Mr. Reeves
Nydia Westman
as Mrs. Henderson
Joel Fluellen
as Lester Johnson
Maurice Manson
as Moore
Bruce Cabot
as Sol
Steve Whittaker
as Slim
Pamela Curran
as Mrs. Siftifieus
Ken Renard
as Sam
Eduardo Ciannelli
Richard Collier
as Guests at Rogers' Party
Monte Hale
Ralph Moody
Davis Roberts
Grady Sutton
as Mr. Siftifieus
Howard Wright
Ray Galvin
Steve Ihnat
as Archie
Paul Williams
as Seymour
Grady Sutton
as Mr. Siftifieus
Richard Collier
as Guests at Rogers' Party
Steve Ihnat
as Archie


Arthur Penn
Sam Spiegel
Horton Foote
Play Author
Lillian Hellman
Joseph La Shelle
Robert Surtees
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Day
Production Designer
Robert Luthardt
Art Director
Frank A. Tuttle
Set Designer
David Koehler
Special Effects
Russell Saunders
First Assistant Director