On the heels of recent news that a restoration of One-Eyed Jacks (1961) is finally taking place, today’s pic revisits Marlon Brando‘s sole directorial effort. Howard Tetley, town drunk and boorish lout, gets lost in the craziness during fiesta time in Monterey.
The discussion on the restoration in the link above focuses on color processing, projection specs and aspect ratio, all of which are important of course. But we here at the TCE are far more interested in the possibility of some or all of Timothy’s deleted scenes being restored to the film. Promotional stills do exist for some of these (some of which you can see here on the blog), but whether not the actual footage is still available is another question. In any case, this is great news for film lovers!