Review: ‘Little Fauss and Big Halsy’

Little Fauss and Big Halsy is an uneven, sluggish story of two motorcycle racers - Robert Redford playing a callous heel and Michael J. Pollard as a put-upon sidekick who eventually (in modified finale) surpasses his fallen idol.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy is an uneven, sluggish story of two motorcycle racers – Robert Redford playing a callous heel and Michael J. Pollard as a put-upon sidekick who eventually (in modified finale) surpasses his fallen idol.

Hampered by a thin screenplay, film is padded further by often-pretentious direction by Sidney J. Furie against expansive physical values.

What is very disappointing is the lack of strong dramatic development. Redford’s character is apparent in his very first scene; it never changes. It is in effect the carrier frequency on which Pollard and others must beat, the end result is erratic.

Pollard is very good in lending depth to his character, though his dialect often obscures his dialog.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

Production

Paramount. Director Sidney J. Furie; Producer Albert S. Ruddy; Screenplay Charles Eastman; Camera Ralph Woolsey; Editor Argyle Neson Jr; Music Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Carl Perkins; Art Director Lawrence G. Paul

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 98 MIN.

With

Robert Redford Michael J. Pollard Lauren Hutton Noah Beery Lucille Benson Ray Ballard

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