Ballad of Cable Hogue

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Ballad of Cable Hogue ★★★1970 (R)

A prospector, who had been left to die in the desert by his double-crossing partners, finds a waterhole. A surprise awaits his former friends when they visit the remote well. Not the usual violent Peckinpah horse drama, but a tongue-in-cheek comedy romance mixed with tragedy. Obviously offbeat and worth a peek. 122m/C VHS, DVD . Jason Robards Jr., Stella Stevens, David Warner, L.Q. Jones, Strother Martin, Slim Pickens; D: Sam Peckinpah; C: Lucien Ballard; M: Jerry Goldsmith.