There Was a Crooked Man

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There Was a Crooked Man ★★★½ 1970 (R)

An Arizona town gets some new ideas about law and order when an incorruptible and innovative warden takes over the town's prison. The warden finds he's got his hands full with one inmate determined to escape. Offbeat western black comedy supported by an excellent and entertaining production, with fine acting all around. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Warren Oates, Hume Cronyn, Burgess Meredith, John Randolph, Arthur O'Connell, Alan Hale Jr., Lee Grant; D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; W: Robert Benton, David Newman; C: Harry Stradling Jr.