Will Penny
First screened in September 2008
Director: Tom Gries. Cast: Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Jon Gries, Donald Pleasence, Lee Majors, Bruce Dern, Ben Johnson, Anthony Zerbe, Slim Pickens, Clifton James, G.D. Spradlin, Roy Jenson. Screenplay: Tom Gries.

Twitter Capsule: Minor in conception and not every element works equally, but achieves a piquant tone. Lingers. Heston, Hackett terrific.

VOR:   In that Ballad of Cable Hogue space: a Western that's family-friendly without forsaking keen edges or dramatic stakes. Uncommonly tender from Heston, who loved this.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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