Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Western
  • 1972
  • 91 mins

Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, The

Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, The

About

Despite a string of low-budget failures, Philip Kaufman was given the chance to direct this big-budget western, attempting to tell the true story behind Jesse James's and Cole Younger's robbery of the biggest bank across the Mississippi. Maybe too conscious of the historical burden upon him, Kaufman's own script never gels and the whole exercise, admirable as it is and enlivened by quirky decidedly unwestern like humour, fails to make much dramatic impact.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Dana Elcar, R G Armstrong, Cliff Robertston, Luke Askew, Robert Duvall, Donald Moffat
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Writer: Philip Kaufman
  • Producer: Jennings Lang
  • Photographer: Bruce Surtees

In a nutshell

Robertson as Younger and Duvall as James don't make much of their material, and this remains an odd diversion on the director's CV.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

    Zachary Gordon stars in the third film in the family comedy franchise, based on Jeff Kinney's hit pre-teen novels.

    On Film4: 31 Jul 1:00PM

  • Film4

    Blood Ties

    Clive Owen, Billy Crudup and Zoe Saldana star in French actor-director Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut, a thriller set against the backdrop of 1970s New York.

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share