Pic of the Day: “One-Eyed Jacks” revisited

Our pic for today is an interesting behind-the-scenes shot from Marlon Brando‘s One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Timothy and Brando appear to be going over their big fight scene.

Brando and Tim on the One-Eyed Jacks set

 

Thanks to the awesome Toby Roan, who runs the great 50 Westerns From The 50s blog and is writing a book on the making of One-Eyed Jacks, we now know why Tim’s character, Howard Tetley, looks like he’s been beaten up. He has been! Toby sent me copies of several pages of the original script, which depict Tetley drunkenly taking on all comers, challenging them to knock him off of a wooden sawhorse type of thing. Several men, including Sheriff Dad Longworth (Karl Malden), have a grand time rearranging Tetley’s face. It’s just too bad most of Timothy’s scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. They would have gone a long way towards defining his character.

3 responses to “Pic of the Day: “One-Eyed Jacks” revisited

  1. I love that movie and very curious about the scenes that were deleted from the five hour cut. I heard those scenes were junked to get back the silver in them. Too bad as now with DVD a long cut like that could be shown and appreciated.

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