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.


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  • Paul Newman and Claire Bloom in The Outrage (1964)
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6 July 1999 | pooka-4
A comparison of objective and subjective reality
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.

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Release Date:

8 October 1964

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA

Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,924,000

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