Will Penny

Will Penny

DVD - 2002
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Will Penny, an aging, out of work cowboy, is left in the desert to die by a ruthless gang of outlaws. A beautiful young woman and her son, on her way to join her husband, stops to help him and nurses him back to health. Suddenly, Will sees a lifestyle he's never known as he falls in love with her, but the gang is on its way to finish him off.


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Apr 14, 2015

Of the dozens of movies Charlton Heston starred in during his life this one is hands down the best. A thoroughly enjoyable movie about a man we can appreciate, along with a woman and a young boy who both are also sympathetic characters. The host of outlaws are as ugly as outlaws ought to be, the rancher is as tight fisted as ranchers usually are with Ben Johnson doing the tight fisting. Good movie to spend the time for.

Feb 11, 2015

An overlooked, low-key, and elegiac late 60s western starring Charlton Heston and a host of great character actors. Heston said this was one of his favorite roles and his aging cowboy is a more subtle and melancholy character than he usually played. Donald Pleasence leads a band of marauders that he runs into and Joan Hackett is the woman he falls for. The supporting cast also includes Ben Johnson, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens, and the Six Million Dollar Man. Though the tone is generally downbeat, there is still room for some shootouts.


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