Mr Majestyk (1974)

July 5th, 2024
Author: Meredith Taylor

Dir: Richard Fleischer | Cast: Charles Bronson, Linda Crystal | US Drama 103’

Behind this exotic title and given its provenance in a story by Elmore Leonard it comes as an agreeably pleasant surprise, being a surprisingly funny comedy; not a quality one naturally associates with either its star or its director, while the part of a poor but honest melon farmer isn’t exactly typecasting either.

Unlike your common or garden thriller this one’s played for laughs and that goes for the late Al Letierri whose regulation mean-faced thug gets a little carried away in his pursuit of Mr Bronson to the extent (SLIGHT SPOILER COMING:) of unleashing a real mean bunch of heavies to turn their artillery on a great big pile of Bronson’s melons. @RichardChatten

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