Cinema: How lo Steal a Movie

THE MISSOURI BREAKS

Directed by ARTHUR PENN

Screenplay by THOMAS McGUANE

In the course of portraying a psychopathic "regulator"—a hired gun charged by a Montana cattle baron with ridding his range of rustlers—Marlon Brando employs three distinct accents and wears, among other exotic items, a gorgeously fringed buckskin jacket, a coolie's hat and, finally, a grandmotherly gingham dress with a poke bonnet. Obviously, his performance in The Missouri Breaks does not suffer from an excess of discipline. Indeed, it is fair to say that it is gaudy and disruptive to the balance...

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