A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

  1. David Miller


  2. Edward Abbey


  3. Dalton Trumbo


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    John W. "Jack" Burns

  2. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Jerry Bondi

  3. Walter Matthau

    Walter Matthau

    Sheriff Morey Johnson

  4. Carroll O'Connor

    Carroll O'Connor


  5. William Schallert

    William Schallert


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Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 24, 1962


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -



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