The Ballad of Cable Hogue

The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • R
  • 2h 1m
  • 1970
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Academy Award winner Jason Robards stars with Stella Stevens in director Sam Peckinpah's picturesque, comic Western tale of back-stabbing, murder, prostitution, greed and corrupt preachers--The Ballad of Cable Hogue. Robbed and left for dead by his two partners, Cable Hogue (Robards) survives when he discovers a waterhole astride a stagecoach route. Hogue creates a small empire by selling water to travelers in the desert and falls in love with a rich young widow of questionable reputation (Stevens). But, eventually, this hardened desert rat cannot survive the inexorable march of progress across the American West.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New York Times
Roger Greenspun

Peckinpah's gentlest, boldest, and perhaps most likable film to date.

June 17, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

Appealing gentle Western comedy.

June 22, 2017
Combustible Celluloid
Jeffrey M. Anderson

Robards' warm performance makes the film into a casual delight.

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 18, 1970
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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