Lonely Are the Brave

Synopsis: In order to free his best friend Bondi, Jack Burns lets himself be imprisoned only to find out that Bondi does not want to escape. Thus Burns breaks out on his own and is afterwards being chased by sheriff Johnson with helicopters and jeeps.
Genre: Drama, Western
Director(s): David Miller
Production: Universal Studios
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

don't even want to know.

Then they got those fences

that say, "This side's jail."

Or that side's the street. Or

here's Arizona, that's Nevada.

Or this is us, that's Mexico.

Hey, you're so hot, my ham's burning up.

Plate's there on the table.

Now, that one between here and Mexico

is the fence got Paul into trouble.

He just naturally

didn't see the use of it,

so he acted as if it wasn't there.

So when people sneaked across it,

he just felt they were still people,

so he helped them.

Jack, I'm gonna tell you something.

The world that you and

Paul live in doesn't exist.

Maybe it never did.

Out there is a real world.

And it's got real

borders and real fences.

Real laws and real trouble.

And either you go by

the rules or you lose.

You lose everything.

You can always keep something.

I don't know.

I don't understand men anymore.

Paul had a choice and he chose

jail instead of his family.

Why, Jack?

Doesn't he need us as

much as we need him?

You forgot the salt and pepper.

Now, you talk about that jail

sentence as if it was another woman

he was going out with.

Isn't it?

Maybe it is.

Maybe he had to have

one more fling with her

before the old man with

the white hair moves in.

Fling with who?

Girl Paul and I grew up with.

Kind of a wild-eyed

little mountain girl.

Her name is Do-What-You-Want-To-Do-And-


Probably an lndian girl,

they all got names like that.

Men are idiots.

You're an idiot, Paul's an

idiot, you're all idiots.

These eggs are gonna be rock-hard,

Jack. Come on and sit down.

You make me nervous.

Is there anything else you want?

A bath.

I'm beginning to smell

like a wild animal

that hasn't even been rained on

for about five years.

Hey, you're not going to

Coffeyville, Kansas, are you?

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Dalton Trumbo

James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905 – September 10, 1976) was an American screenwriter and novelist who scripted many award-winning films including Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. One of the Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee's investigation of communist influences in the motion picture industry. He, along with the other members of the Hollywood Ten and hundreds of other industry professionals, was subsequently blacklisted by that industry. His talents as one of the top screenwriters allowed him to continue working clandestinely, producing work under other authors' names or pseudonyms. His uncredited work won two Academy Awards: for Roman Holiday (1953), which was given to a front writer, and for The Brave One (1956) which was awarded to a pseudonym of Trumbo's. When he was given public screen credit for both Exodus and Spartacus in 1960, this marked the beginning of the end of the Hollywood Blacklist for Trumbo and other screenwriters. He finally was given full credit by the Writers' Guild for all his achievements, the work of which encompassed six decades of screenwriting. more…

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