The Outrage (1964)

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    • The Outrage (1964)




      Plot Summary
      Three disparate travelers, a disillusioned preacher, an unsuccessful prospector,
      and a larcenous, cynical con man, meet at a decrepit railroad station in the 1870s Southwest.
      The prospector and the preacher were witnesses at the singularly memorable rape and murder
      trial of the notorious Mexican outlaw Carasco.
      The bandit duped an aristocratic Southerner into believing he knew the location of a lost Aztec treasure.
      The greedy "gentleman" allows himself to be tied up while Carasco deflowers his wife.
      These events lead to the stabbing of the husband and are related by the three eyewitnesses
      to the atrocity: the infamous bandit, the newlywed wife, and the dead man through an Indian shaman.
      Whose version of the events is true?
      Possibly there was a fourth witness, but can his version be trusted?
      Written by duke1029

      Paul Newman ... Juan Carrasco
      Laurence Harvey ... Husband
      Claire Bloom ... Wife
      Edward G. Robinson ... Con Man
      William Shatner ... The Preacher
      Howard Da Silva ... Prospector
      Albert Salmi ... Sheriff
      Thomas Chalmers ... Judge
      Paul Fix ... Indian
      and many more...

      Directed by
      Martin Ritt

      Writing Credits
      Michael Kanin ... (screenplay)
      Akira Kurosawa ... (screenplay)
      Ryûnosuke Akutagawa ... (stories)
      Fay Kanin ... (play) and
      Michael Kanin ... (play)
      Shinobu Hashimoto ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

      Michael Kanin ... associate producer
      A. Ronald Lubin ... producer
      Martin Ritt ... producer (uncredited)

      Alex North

      James Wong Howe ... director of photography

      Claire Bloom previously played her role in the U.S. stage version of "Rashomon".
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      "Film Quarterly" devoted its cover and most of its Spring 1965 issue to this film (pp. 13 - 39).

      Paul Fix and Wiliam Shatner would work with each other again in "Star Trek";
      The episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before" featured William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
      and Paul Fix appeared as the second Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
      of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise (actor John Hoyt appeared as the CMO in the first unsold pilot),
      Dr. Mark Piper. Paul Fix was later replaced by DeForest Kelley,
      who continued as the ship's CMO for the rest of the series.

      During production, this was known as " Judgment in the Sun".

      Paul Newman wasn't keen to take the role, but when he heard that his old rival
      Marlon Brando had turned it down, he accepted the part.

      Martin Ritt was previously involved, in the developmental stage,
      with The Magnificent Seven (1960), which was also a remake of a film by Akira Kurosawa.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
      Bell Ranch, Santa Susana, California, USA
      California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • The Outrage (1964) is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western.
      It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
      Like the original Akira Kurosawa film, four people give contradictory accounts of a rape and murder.
      Ritt utilizes flashbacks to provide these contradictory accounts.

      The Outrage stars Edward G. Robinson, Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom and William Shatner.

      User Review

      A comparison of objective and subjective reality
      6 July 1999 | by anonymous (Charlottesville, VA)

      anon wrote:

      This remarkable 1964 film has many virtues, among them a strong script, fine photography, and a pre-Kirk William Shatner (whose idiosyncratic acting style is already well-developed, however).

      The story is a Westernization of "Rashomon", the story of a rape and murder told from the points of view of three participants and an outsider.
      The contrast between the subjective stories (told by the bandit, the husband, and the wife) and the story told by the miner who witnesses what really happens is both hilarious and thought provoking.

      Everyone is in fine form, but DaSilva's miner and Edward G. Robinson's snake oil salesman are especially fine. Newman's portrayal of the Mexican bandit is often over-the-top, but always interesting.

      This is one of those movies that makes one wonder if Mr. Maltin saw the same thing. I think that it is one of the better films of the 60's, a decade that produced a great many of the best movies ever made
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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