Sunday, September 14, 2008

Movies you should see, but probally won't: The life and times of Judge Roy Bean

"The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman (at the height of his career, between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting). It was loosely based on the real-life, self-appointed frontier judge (see below)

The best villain in cinema history-we give you Bad Bob (Stacey Keach).(link)
Phantly Roy Bean (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of west Texas.

Order in the court: The real Judge Phantly Roy Bean

No comments: