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THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES1976

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
© MCMLXXVI BY WARNER BROS. INC.

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Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (1972)

Asa Earl Carter, a 1950's Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader and ardent white supremacist, was a speechwriter for Alabama governor George Wallace in the 1960's.   He broke with Wallace because of the governor's increasingly "liberal" views and ran against him for governor in 1970.   After losing the race, he decamped to Texas, tried to distance himself from his past by changing his first name to "Forrest", and authored the first of four novels, The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales in 1972.

The novel was adapted into a screenplay by Sonia Chernus and later refined by Phil Kaufman who was also the original director.   Eastwood had Kaufman fired soon after filming began because of what he thought was an excessive amount of takes and took over directing himself.

Director Detail

DIRECTOR DETAIL

Clint Eastwood (1976)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 15 minutes

After losing his wife, son and home to a band of Civil War-era Kansas marauders, a Missouri farmer joins up with a small group of Confederates to take their revenge.   By the end of the war, Wales finds himself as the last marauder to be hunted down.

Clint Eastwood produces, directs and stars.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Eastwood began a long-term romantic relationship with his co-star Sondra Locke on the set of this film.   They appeared together in several subsequent Eastwood films.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated PG

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1976 Domestic Box Office Rank: #21[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $128[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

  • Warner Bros. logo (1976)

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SOURCES

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hours, 15 minutes

After losing his wife, son and home to a band of Civil War-era Kansas marauders, a Missouri farmer joins up with a small group of Confederates to take their revenge.   By the end of the war, Wales finds himself as the last marauder to be hunted down.

Clint Eastwood produces, directs and stars.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Eastwood began a long-term romantic relationship with his co-star Sondra Locke on the set of this film.   They appeared together in several subsequent Eastwood films.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated PG

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1976 Domestic Box Office Rank: #21[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $128[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

  • Warner Bros. logo (1976)

Sources

SOURCES