The Outrage (1964)

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    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?
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    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)

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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