McCABE AND MRS. MILLER

V' 03

McCABE AND MRS. MILLER

Robert Altman
USA, 1971
120min, OF

McCABE AND MRS. MILLER

Robert Altman
USA, 1971
, 120min, OF

Cast: 
Warren Beatty
John McCabe
Julie Christie
Constance Miller
René Auberjonois
Sheehan
William Devane
Anwalt
John Schuck
Smalley
Corey Fischer
Mr. Elliot
Bert Remsen
Bart Coyle
Shelley Duvall
Ida Coyle
Screenplay: 
Robert Altman
Brian McKay und Warren Beatty (ungenannt) nach einem Roman von Edmund Naughton
Sound: 
John W. Gusselle
Camera: 
Vilmos Zsigmond
Editor: 
Louis Lombardo
Composer: 
Leonard Cohen
Decoration: 
Leon Ericksen
Costume: 
Ilse Richter

Production: 
Warner Bros.
World Sales: 
Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522, USA T 818 954 63 41 F 818 954 48 36
Distribution in Austria: 
Warner Bros. Zieglergasse 10, 1070 Wien T 1 523 86 26 F 1 523 86 26 31
Format: 
35 mm
Color
Neue Kopie, vertrieben von Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles

This is possibly Altmans best film. Itinerant gambler turned saloon keeper Beatty and prostitute turned madame Christie are the drifters who settle in the bizarre town of Presbyterian church. The ugly, half-built, mud-strewn (and later snow-bound) town that expands around them so much so that others want to take over Beattys small empire is a testament to both their success and the precariousness of their endeavours. Squeezed between the frontier and the steady encroachment of companies owned by «shareholders back East», Beatty is a temporary big man only too aware that his days are numbered but not sure of what to do. The result is an unheroic Western, rich in pathos and savage black humour. If Christies role is predictable from the start, Beattys imitation of running on the spot is simply marvellous. (Phil Hardy)