McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971)
The Regal Cinema’s Wild West Wednesday series presents McCabe & Mrs Miller.
Charismatic gambler John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in a mining community and decides to open a brothel.
The local residents are impressed by his confident demeanor and fast talk, but crafty prostitute Constance Miller (Julie Christie) sees through McCabe’s words and realises that he isn’t as sharp as he seems.
For a share in his profits, Mrs. Miller agrees to help run McCabe’s establishment, but soon a powerful company threatens to destroy what they have built up.
“The era’s golden couple, Beatty and Julie Christie, both shed all vanity before inhabiting the title roles”
“f anything, Robert Altman’s self-styled “anti-western” looks even richer, stranger and more daring than it did when it first appeared back in 1971″
The Guardian ★★★★★