PG | | Western
Missouri farmer Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.
In her 1997 memoir "The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly: A Hollywood Journey," Sondra Locke writes intimately about how Clint Eastwood capped off their first date, October 7, 1975, Wahweap Lodge and Marina, Page, Arizona: "Once at my door all that was necessary was another look at each other. There was no conversation, no maneuvering, it was all as natural as if it were happening for the thousandth time, but as exciting as any first time could be. He pulled me into his arms and kissed me gently, delicately. Then lifting me up, like some knight bearing his maiden, he carried me across the room to the bed. Physically I thought he was the most gorgeous man I had ever seen - his heroic face, his tall, lithe, muscular body. And in spite of his size and power, he was a gentle, affectionate, thoughtful, and yet intensely ardent lover. I thought of nothing except the moment. There was nothing in his past I wanted to know about, and nothing I wanted to tell, and certainly nothing I wanted to address about any future reality. We made love that night, not once, but several times. It was truly magic. Together, it seemed that, though we were two bodies, two hearts . . . in perfect accord we were one."
Little Josey! C'mon in, let's get you cleaned up!
When Josey is chasing Redlegs from the final battle the camera is filming from overhead and the two pass two Hereford (or white faced cattle). They must have belonged to a modern local rancher since earlier in the film the settlers brought only longhorn cattle (about half a dozen head) with them.
The original UK cinema version was cut by 16 secs by the BBFC to edit the attempted rape of Laura Lee in order for the film to receive a 'AA' (14 and over) certificate. All later releases were upgraded to an '18' certificate and fully uncut.
English, Navajo, Spanish