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STEVE MCQUEEN, SHARON FARRELL & RUPERT CROSSE 'THE REIVERS'

Reactivated Summary Review for Sharon Farrell in THE REIVERS Year: 1969 Rating: ***1/2

This entertaining little gem, based on a novel by William Faulker, featuring Steve McQueen as a young man's mentor during a road trip to a brothel, is quite racy, literally, the third act centering on a suspenseful horse race (two, actually) and much of the plot anticipating it...

Set in the turn of the century, the odyssey consists of McQueen, his best friend, an eleven year old boy, and a "horseless carriage" i.e. automobile, a character in itself along with grownup narration by Burgess Meredith...

Rupert Crosse and Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS

Scenes in the brothel has the boy, played wonderfully by Tom Sayweresque redhead Mitch Vogel, learning from beautiful Sharron Farrell, as a kindhearted prostitute, that a woman's power is deeper than sexuality...

McQueen does a decent job, breaking from his usual super-cool persona, but Rupert Crosse, a fantastic black actor who died a few years later, not only steals the show but keeps it rolling.

Sharon Farrell and Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS
Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS
Sharon Farrell and Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS
Mitch Vogel and Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS
Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS

Sharon Farrell in THE REIVERS

Mitch Vogel and Rupert Crosse in THE REIVERS
Mitch Vogel and Rupert Crosse in THE REIVERS
Rupert Crosse in THE REIVERS
Steve McQueen and Sharon Farrell in THE REIVERS
Steve McQueen in THE REIVERS
Sharon Farrell in THE REIVERS
Mitch Vogel and Sharon Farrell in THE REIVERS

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