A BOY AND HIS DOG
1975, First Run Features, 91 min, USA, Dir: L.Q. Jones

Jason Robards and Don Johnson star in this cult classic, an adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s short story about the survivors of a nuclear holocaust. Slyly satiric, the film was directed by character actor (and Peckinpah favorite) L.Q. Jones.


THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE
1970, Warner Bros., 121 min, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

This whimsical, sweetly melancholy, ultimately uplifting fable stars Jason Robards as Cable, a prospector left in the desert to die by partners L.Q. Jones and Strother Martin. But in a classic turning-lemons-into-lemonade twist, Cable discovers a freshwater spring and establishes a stagecoach rest stop on the spot, the perfect occupation for a cantankerous loner. Things couldn’t be going better with prostitute love-of-his-life Hildy (Stella Stevens) moving in with him. But then a newfangled invention rears its ugly head - the automobile. With David Warner as Cable’s con-man preacher pal, Joshua, and Max Evans as Webb Seely.


ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
(C’ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST)
1968, Paramount, 165 min, Dir: Sergio Leone

Charles Bronson is a soft-spoken, harmonica-playing gunslinger bent on revenge against brutal assassin Henry Fonda. Co-starring Claudia Cardinale as an independent-minded mail-order bride and Jason Robards as a wry bandito with an agenda of his own.


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