Lonely are the Brave

Life can never cage a man like this
Life can never cage a man like this

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE (PG)

D: David Miller
Universal (Edward Lewis)
US 1962
107 mins
 
Western
 
W: Dalton Trumbo [based on the novel "Brave Cowboy" by Edward Abbey]
DP: Philip Lathrop
Ed: Leon Barsha & Edward Mann
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
 

Kirk Douglas (Jack Burns), Walter Matthau (Sheriff Johnson), Gena Rowlands (Jerri Bondi), Michael Kane (Paul Bondi), Carroll O'Connor (Hinton), Karl Swenson (Rev. Hoskins), George Kennedy (Guitierrez)
 
Filmed during a time when the Western genre itself was fading, Kirk Douglas plays a dying breed, an independent cowboy who has himself imprisoned so he can help a friend escape from prison.
The plot could easily be described as a western version of the TV series "The Fugitive" with excellent performances from the cast, especially from hard-bitten veteran Kirk Douglas.
6/10

Kirk Douglas in Lonely are the Brave
Kirk Douglas in Lonely are the Brave