You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah.

With:
Jason Robards Stella Stevens David Warner Strother Martin Slim Pickens L.Q. Jones

The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah.

Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts.

Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes by Strother Martin and L.Q. Jones, two bumbling villains. Robards instead finds water where nobody ever had, and prospers as a rest-stop owner on a stage route owned by R.G. Armstrong, where Slim Pickens and Max Evans are the carriage drivers. Stevens becomes Robards’ big romance, but exits for Frisco on her gold-digging hunt. Characterizations are fully developed.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Production: Warner. Director Sam Peckinpah; Producer Sam Peckinpah; Screenplay John Crawford, Edmund Penney; Camera Lucien Ballard; Editor Frank Santillo, Lou Lombardo; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Leroy Coleman

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 121 MIN.

With: Jason Robards Stella Stevens David Warner Strother Martin Slim Pickens L.Q. Jones

More Film

  • iatse-logo

    IATSE President Matthew Loeb Blasts Editors Guild Leader Over Contract Dispute

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • The Nun Trailer

    'The Nun' Eyes Hefty $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • M Review

    Locarno Film Review: 'M'

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • David Ready

    Chernin Entertainment Ups David Ready to Exec VP of Film and Television

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • MoviePass card

    MoviePass Cuts Film Selections for Subscribers to Six-Seven Titles per Day

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • To All Of The Boys I've

    Film Review: Netflix's 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

  • Jared Leto

    Jared Leto Signs With WME (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a Damon Runyon-esque oater comedy from Sam Peckinpah. Jason Robards is the title character, a charming desert rat; Stella Stevens is the cow-town harlot with the heart of gold; and David Warner is a preacher of sorts. Robards is a grizzled prospector left to die in the desert wastes […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content