The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid - described as shedding 'new light' on Cole Younger and Jesse James - may be a valiant attempt but fails to come off.
Cliff Robertson plays Cole and Robert Duvall is Jesse. Perhaps Philip Kaufman, who directs and provides the screenplay, accurately attains historic accuracy in his recital of events leading up to the raid, and afterwards, but his treatment is such that characters throughout are dull fellows indeed, and picture itself is in kind.
The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid
Universal/Robertson & Associates. Director Philip Kaufman; Producer Jennings Lang; Screenplay Philip Kaufman; Camera Bruce Surtees; Editor Douglas Stewart; Music Dave Grusin; Art Director Alexander Golitzen, George Webb
(B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1972. Running time: 91 MIN.
Cliff Robertson Robert Duvall Luke Askew R.G. Armstrong Dana Elcar Donald Moffat