Wall Street Journal - 07/04/2013
"Jason Robards is superb in the title role of a prospector and desert rat who nearly dies in the desert before discovering a freshwater spring and reinventing himself as an entrepreneur."
This charming comic western features a winning performance by star Jason Robards as prospector Calble Hogue. Double-crossed and left for dead in the desert, Hogue recovers to find the only well for miles. Soon Hogue's turned the place into a thriving oasis and eventually his treacherous partners return so Hogue can have the revenge he hankers. An unusual but winning offering from the notoriously violent Peckinpah.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Ballad of Cable Hogue, The
Sam Peckinpah's light-hearted, rambunctious ode to the dying Wild West, with Jason Robards as a rascally prospector who transforms a desert water-hole into big business. Year: 1970 Director: Sam Peckinpah Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner