From Louis L'Amour's novel comes a
hard-riding, straight-shooting western saga.
Stick ‘em up and get ready for a classic western train robbery
with the first-time DVD release of Catlow from Warner Home
Video (WHV) on DVD May 19, 2009. This comedic Western
stars the unlikely combination of Oscar® winner Yul Brynner
(The King and I, Anna and the King) and Leonard Nimoy
(Star Trek) along with Richard Crenna (The Flamingo Kid, Rambo).
“Louis L’Amour is one of America’s favorite storytellers with his
tales of life on the western frontier,” said Rosemary Markson,
WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing.
“Catlow is a fun, action-packed heist movie and is sure to make
the perfect gift for Dad or any Western fan this Father’s Day.”
Tough, lusty Catlow (Yul Brynner) is fast on the draw and
even faster when it comes to making a dollar. He’s also a
wanted man. The Mexican Army is after him. So are his hellcat
girlfriend (Daliah Lavi), an Indian war party, a vengeful killer
(Leonard Nimoy) and several hotheaded cowpokes from
Catlow’s outlaw gang. Then there’s Catlow’s best friend
Marshal Ben Cowan (Richard Crenna), who wants the
pleasure of putting Catlow behind bars all to himself.
Roy Budd, the composer of Catlow
British film music composer Roy Budd was born in London on
March 14, 1947; a child prodigy, he taught himself to play
piano by ear, later mastering the Wurlitzer organ as well.
In the wake of 1968's Roy Budd at Newport, he made his
first foray into film composition with his soundtrack to
1970's Soldier Blue; later that same year, Budd completed
arguably his most celebrated score, for Mike Hodges' cult
favorite Get Carter. He remained one of the busiest composers
in British film throughout the decade, scoring well over two
dozen pictures including 1971's Kidnapped, 1973's The Stone
Killer and 1978's The Wild Geese.
The hectic pace clearly took its toll, however, and shortly
after completing a new symphonic score for the 1925 silent
adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, Budd died suddenly
on August 7, 1993 at the age of just 46.
The DVD is in stores on May 19th