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144 Ratings

Lonely Are the Brave

Directed by David Miller
United States, 1962
Drama, Western


Kirk Douglas ignites the screen with one of his most personal roles as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world in Lonely Are the Brave.

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Lonely Are the Brave Directed by David Miller

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Critics reviews

This ageless example of antiestablishmentarianism is based on Edward Abbey’s novel, The Brave Cowboy. In a role he hails as his favorite, Kirk Douglas shines as Jack Burns—an existential wanderer in an industrialized West.
March 04, 2015
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