THE HUNTER
1980, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Buzz Kulik

Steve McQueen plays bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson in this action-packed bio-pic, the actor's final film. With Eli Wallach and Ben Johnson.


CINDERELLA LIBERTY
1973, 20th Century Fox, 117 min, USA, Dir: Mark Rydell

Sailor James Caan finds himself at liberty in Seattle with no money and no assignment thanks to a bureaucratic error. He finds companionship with a prostitute (and skilled pool shark) played by Marsha Mason, and quickly forms a bond with her and her illegitimate son. Superb performances by Caan and Mason form the core of this touching romance, which also features Eli Wallach and Dabney Coleman.


THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
(IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO)
1966, Park Circus/MGM, 161 min, Italy, Spain, West Germany, Dir: Sergio Leone

From the opening whistle-and-whipcrack theme to the final images of a vast cemetery stretching almost to infinity, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY is surely one of the bloodiest, funniest and most wickedly entertaining portraits of human corruption ever made. Leone’s surreal masterpiece of the American West during the last days of the Civil War follows a trio of equally violent and unrepentant gunslingers (Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) who engage in a jaw-dropping series of double and triple crosses to get their hands on a fortune in stolen Confederate gold.


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