Classic Film Tuesday: Lonely are the Brave

1962 – Drama, Western


Tuesday, May 7

  • 1:00pm

Free Show



“Afterwards, [Kirk Douglas] made no mystery of his love of the film, later declaring it his all-time favorite of his work. And why not?” – The Retro Set

David Miller helmed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s mournful masterpiece, a hymn to rugged individualism and freedom slowly being strangled to death by voracious urban development. Kirk Douglas, a Korean War vet, is a footloose cowboy who lives most of his life under the stars, going from job to job, and not averse to cutting his way through barbed-wire fences when they get in his way. His uncompromising spirit is severely challenged when he breaks out of jail after a minor offense, and the entire county’s police force tries to recapture him before he can leave the territory.

Genre: Drama, Western    Rating: NR     Runtime: 108 min     Language: English

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation