Wild Rovers

Wild Rovers

William Holden
Director: Blake Edwards Cast: William Holden
William Holden
, Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal
, Karl Malden
Karl Malden
Blake Edwards


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If you want to know what The Wild Bunch would have looked like with Blake Edwards rather than Sam Peckinpah in the director's chair, we submit for your approval Wild Rovers. William Holden and Ryan O'Neal play a couple of shiftless ranch hands who impulsively decide to rob a bank. They manage to make off with the money, but also incur the wrath of their former boss Karl Malden, who sends his two sons Tom Skerritt and Joe Don Baker out to bring back Holden and O'Neal, preferably dead. The film's climax is surprisingly melancholy for an Edwards film, but one can't deny that the ending grows logically from the events leading up to it. Severely edited by its distributor Warner Bros, Wild Rovers doesn't make a lot of sense in its release version; the director's cut, incorporated 30 minutes' worth of extra footage, is fortunately available on video.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2011
UPC: 0883316326213
Original Release: 1971
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:17:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Ross Bodine
Ryan O'Neal Frank Post
Karl Malden Walter Buckman
Lynn Carlin Sada Billings
Tom Skerritt John Buckman
Joe Don Baker Paul Buckman
Sam Gilman Hansen
Charles H. Gray Savage
William Bryant Hereford
Jack Garner Cap Swilling
Caitlin Wyles Bodine's Girl
Mary Jackson Sada's Mother
Ed Bakey Gambler
Ted Gehring Benson Sheriff
Alan Carney Palace Bartender
Lee de Broux Leaky
Hal Lynch Mack
Boyd "Red" Morgan Sheepman
Geoffrey Edwards Attendent's Son
Bruno Ve Sota Cantina Bartender
Dick Crockett Sheriff's Deputy
William Lucking Ruff
Bennie E. Dobbins Sheepman
James Olson Joe Billings
Leora Dana Nell Buckman
Moses Gunn Ben
Victor French Sheriff
Rachel Roberts Maybell

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Reg Allen Set Decoration/Design
Jack Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert R. Benton Set Decoration/Design
John F. Burnett Editor
George W. Davis Art Director
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Addison Hehr Art Director
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Ernie Sheldon Songwriter
Frank Stanley Camera Operator
Harry W. Tetrick Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Tuttle Makeup
Ken Wales Producer
Bruce Wright Sound/Sound Designer

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