The Outrage (1964)

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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.



  • Paul Newman in The Outrage (1964)
  • Paul Newman and Laurence Harvey in The Outrage (1964)
  • Paul Newman in The Outrage (1964)
  • Paul Newman and Claire Bloom in The Outrage (1964)
  • Claire Bloom and Laurence Harvey in The Outrage (1964)
  • Howard Da Silva in The Outrage (1964)

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17 June 2003 | proffer
Not bad for a remake. Better than I expected.
I'm glad I saw this film. It's probably of not much interest to someone who isn't a student of film...but if you're familiar with Kurosawa's "Rashomon" or the camera work of James Wong Howe, then it's worth a view.

Then again....maybe you don't need to be a film buff.

Capt. James T. Kirk as a preacher. Paul Newman with a bad mustache and equally suspicious accent. Edward G. Robinson chewing the scenery. Howard Da Silva wearing either a tumbleweed or a small dog.

When a few minutes in, and it became clear to me that this was going to be a fairly "faithful" remake of the original...I settled in for the long haul, dreading what was to come as Hollywood took a masterpiece and "westernized" it. It wasn't as bad as I expected. I agree with an earlier comment that the final "re-telling" is pretty funny.

I teach "Rashomon" in my History of Film course. I realize that many western students just can't fully appreciate much of the Japanese culture packed into Kurosawa's work. I'd love to figure a way to show "Rashomon" and "The Outrage" back-to-back. The better students might appreciate the artistry of Kurosawa a bit more; the lunk-heads might finally figure out what was going on. At least a couple of idiots each term seem to think the wife and the medium in "Rashomon" are the same woman. In "The Outrage" it's kinda hard to mistake Claire Bloom for an elderly Native American man.

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