Lonely Are the Brave ()

directed by David Miller
featuring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane, Carroll O'Connor

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Although it never quite escapes the pitfalls of pretension, this film was Kirk Douglas's bid for the affections of the art house crowd, and it remains one of his best efforts. The star plays unreconstructed "rugged individual" Jack Burns, who rides throughout the modern west knocking down man-made fences. Visiting his equally rebellious friend Paul Bondi (Michael Kane), Burns deliberately gets himself thrown in jail to be nearer his pal. Frustrated that Bondi doesn't want to join Burns on the road, Burns breaks out of jail, ...

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May 1, 2009

My favorite movie

I love Kirk Douglas in this black and white movie based on Edward Abbey's book, THE BRAVE COWBOY. I read somewhere it is also one of Mr. Douglas's favorite. It's the story of a cowboy who just doesn't fit in the changing world of fast trucks, fences, and those not willing to follow their hearts. It's full of great actors form George Kennedy, Walter Matthau, and Carrol OConner. He'll be your hero, too.

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