Cinema Legends: The Western Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 31/12/2007
  |  221 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Two classic Westerns. Marlon Brando directs and stars in 'One Eyed Jacks' (1961), a tale of betrayal and revenge. Brando plays Johnny Rio, a man betrayed by his best friend, Dad, and sentenced to serve five years in prison. On his release he seeks out his nemesis (now Sheriff of Monterey) and seduces his step-daughter, leading the Sheriff to throw him back into prison. His ire now stoked even more, Johnny seeks out Dad for the final showdown. 'Vengeance Valley' is a classic western starring Burt Lancaster. All his life, Owen Daybright (Lancaster) has taken the rap for his friend Lee Strobie's (Robert Walker) misdemeanours. Owen now works as foreman on Strobie's ranch, and continues to take the blame for his friend's wrongs - even accepting paternity for Strobie's illegitimate child - in order to protect Strobie's wife, Jan (Joanne Dru). However, when Owen learns that Strobie plans to make off with his father's cattle, he finally decides that enough is enough.