The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 07/31/18

The Warner Archive Collection

Need a laugh? Paul Newman shoots people, hangs others and runs a judiciary speed trap for unwary outlaw vagrants. John Huston’s picture is a slack, passably amusing interpretation of writer John Milius’s career- boosting screenplay. A slow-going exercise in ‘printing the legend, only funnier,’ it’s recommended just to take in Stacy Keach’s memorable albino menace, ‘Bad Bob.’ With a dynamite cast, mostly in glorified cameos: Tab Hunter, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins, Roddy McDowall, Victoria Principal, Jacqueline Bisset, Ned Beatty, John Huston. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.