McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Warren Beatty
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
, Julie Christie
Julie Christie
, René Auberjonois
René Auberjonois
Robert Altman

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Overview

Memorably described by Pauline Kael as "a beautiful pipe dream of a movie," Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller reimagines the American West as a muddy frontier filled with hustlers, opportunists, and corporate sharks -- a turn-of-the-century model for a 1971 America mired in violence and lies. John McCabe (Warren Beatty) wanders into the turn-of-the-century wilderness village known as Presbyterian Church, with vague plans of parlaying his gambling winnings into establishing a fancy casino-brothel-bathhouse. McCabe's business partner is prostitute Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), who despite her apparent distaste for McCabe helps him achieve his goal. Once McCabe and Mrs. Miller become successful, the town grows and prospers, incurring the jealousy of a local mining company that wants to buy McCabe out. Filmed on location in Canada, McCabe & Mrs. Miller makes use of such Altman "stock company" performers as Shelley Duvall, René Auberjonois, John Schuck, and Keith Carradine. The seemingly improvised screenplay was based on a novel by Edmund Naughton and the movie features a soundtrack of songs by Leonard Cohen. McCabe & Mrs. Miller joined such other Altman efforts as M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, and Thieves Like Us in radically revising familiar movie genres for the disillusioned Vietnam era.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2016
UPC: 0715515184014
Original Release: 1971
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 6,470

Special Features

New 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 2002 featuring Director Robert Altman and Producer David Foster; New making-of documentary, featuring members of the cast and crew; New conversation about the film and Altman's career between film historians Cari Beauchamp and Rick Jewell; Featurette from the film's 1970 production; Art Directors Guild Film Society Q&A from 1999 with Production Designer Leon Ericksen; Excertps from archival interviews with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond; Gallery of stills from the set by photographer Steve Schapiro; Excerpts from two 1971 episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Altman and film critic Pauline Kael; Trailer ; Plus: An essay by novelist and critic Nathaniel Rich

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Beatty John McCabe
Julie Christie Constance Miller
René Auberjonois Sheehan
William Devane Lawyer
Shelley Duvall Ida Coyle
John Schuck Smalley
Corey John Fischer Mr. Elliott
Keith Carradine Cowboy
Manfred Shulz Kid
Jace Vander Veen Breed
Jackie Crossland Lily
Elizabeth Murphy Kate
Tom Hill Archer
Linda Sorenson Blanche
Elizabeth Knight Birdie
Janet Wright Eunice
Maisie Hoy Maisie
Wayne Robson Bartender
Jack Riley Riley Quinn
Robert Fortier Town Drunk
Wayne Grace Bartender
Graeme Campbell Bill Cubbs
J.S. Johnson J.J.
Joe Clarke Joe Shortreed
Terence Kelly Quigley
Don Francks Buffalo
Rodney Gage Summer Washington
Lili Francks Mrs. Washington
Eric Schneider Townsperson
Claudine Melgrave Townsperson
Gordon Robertson Townsperson
Jeremy Newson Jeremy Berg
Hugh Millais Butler
Bert Remsen Bart Coyle
Antony Holland Hollander
Michael Murphy Sears
Harry Frazier Andy Anderson, Sheehan's People

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Mitchell Brower Producer
Ed Butterworth Makeup
Leonard Cohen Score Composer
David Foster Producer
Bob Eggenweiler Associate Producer
Leon Ericksen Production Designer
Robert Jiras Makeup
Albert J. Locatelli Art Director
Lou Lombardo Editor
Brian McKay Screenwriter
Phyllis Newman Makeup
Philip Thomas Art Director
William Thompson Sound/Sound Designer
Tommy Thompson Asst. Director
Marcel Vercoutere Special Effects
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

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