Lonely Are the Brave Poster

Release Date: May 24th, 1962

DVD Release Date: July 7th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Ranch hand Jack Burns (Kirk Douglas) feels out of place in the modern world. Jack deliberately gets into a bar room fight to be imprisoned alongside friend Paul (Michael Kane), arrested for helping illegal aliens. Jack tries to convince Paul to flee with him, but, as a family man, Paul has too much at stake. Jack escapes after a beating from a sadistic police deputy (George Kennedy) and heads for the hills. An extensive manhunt breaks out, led by sympathetic Sheriff Johnson (Walter Matthau).

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane, Carroll O'Connor, William Schallert, George Kennedy, Karl Swenson

Director: David Miller

Genres: Western

Production Co: Joel Productions

Distributors: Universal International Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: 1950s, Wife, Bar, Underdog, Escape, Prison, Friend


Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)