Warren Beatty's boastful-but-sensitive gambler and Julie Christie's business-minded madam enjoy an overnight success, setting up a bordello together in the frontier town of Presbyterian Church. But their success draws the interest of the local mining company, which, when rebuffed in their effort to buy them out, resorts to strong-arm tactics. Vilmos Zsigmond's gorgeous widescreen photography, Leonard Cohen's moody balladry and director Robert Altman's eye and ear for detail make this revisionist Western classic a must-see on the big screen. DIR/SCR Robert Altman; SCR Brian McKay, from the novel by Edmund Naughton; PROD Mitchell Brower, David Foster. U.S., 1971, color, 120 min. RATED R

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120 Minutes