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Released 1959
Distributor 20th Century Fox

One of Sergio Leone’s favorites, with Henry Fonda in a virtual dress rehearsal for his triumphant cold-blooded killer role in Once Upon a Time in the West. Fonda introduces the trailer for Edward Dmytryk’s unjustly neglected existential western, based on a novel drawn from the career of Wyatt Earp.

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About Howard Rodman

Howard A. Rodman, a Professor and former Chair of the screenwriting program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs, wrote Savage Grace with Julianne Moore, August with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie, and the opening night film of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Joe Gould’s Secret, with Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci. The sleaziest character in Steven Soderbergh’s film The Underneath is named “Howard Rodman,” for reasons which need not be enumerated here.

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