VINTAGE FILM The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales

There was a showdown at sundown on the set of Josey Wales one day, and Clint Eastwood won: he had the director fired and then got behind the camera himself to save the Western genre. On the surface it looks like all the others – cowboy hats, horses, six-shooters, revenge – but Josey Wales was actually on the cutting edge of (red) rock: Union soldiers weren’t the good guys, and Native Americans were cast in two key roles.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Screenplay by: Philip Kaufman, Sonia Chernus

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, John Vernon, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams

Major nominations on original release : None

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