Saddle the Wind

Saddle the Wind

Director: Robert Parrish Cast: Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes


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Rod Serling's first original screenplay for the Big Screen was the psychological western Saddle the Wind. In one of his best performances, Robert Taylor plays Steve Sinclair, a world-weary gunslinger. Hoping to become a rancher, Sinclair is given a plot of land by patriarchal Dr. Deneen (Donald Crisp), on the proviso that Steve tries to curb the violent tendencies of his younger brother Tony (John Cassavetes). Unfortunately, Tony is not so easily controlled; he not only seethes with sibling rivalry, but also takes near-orgasmic delight in his gunslinging skills. Determined to prove to Steve and to his saloon-girl paramour Joan Blake (Julie London) that his shooting prowess somehow makes him a superior being, Tony brings tragedy to all concerned. Elmer Bernstein's overemphatic musical score is ideally suited to the larger-than-life histrionics of Saddle the Wind.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2008
UPC: 0883929005086
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 21,326

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Steve Sinclair
Julie London Joan Blake
John Cassavetes Tony Sinclair
Donald Crisp Mr. Deneen
Charles McGraw Larry Venables
Royal Dano Clay Ellison
Richard Erdman Dallas Hansen
Douglas Spencer Hamp Scribner
Ray Teal Brick Larson
Stanley Adams Actor
Jay Adler Hank
Nacho Galindo Actor
Irene Tedrow Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Parrish Director
Jeff Alexander Score Composer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Armand Deutsch Producer
Ray Evans Songwriter
George Folsey Cinematographer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
William Horning Art Director
Jay Livingston Songwriter
John McSweeney Editor
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Rod Serling Screenwriter
Otto Siegel Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Thompson Original Story

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