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1976 western starring Clint Eastwood set at the end of the American War Between the States
The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western DeLuxe Color and Panavision film set during and after the American War Between the States. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), with Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Sam Bottoms and Geraldine Keams. The film tells the story of Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer whose family is murdered by Union militants during the War. Driven to revenge, Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla band. After the war, all the fighters in Wales' group except for Wales surrender to Union officers, but they end up being massacred. Wales becomes an outlaw and is pursued by bounty hunters and Union soldiers.

Cast and Crew

Clint EastwoodJosey Wales
Clint Eastwooddirector

Video Products

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), 8 Mar 1999
Outlaw Josey Wales [Blu-ray] (2012), 29 May 2012


The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), by Stephen W. Carson
This classic western directed by and starring Clint Eastwood features a scathing portrayal of the state at war. ... The most amazing speech ... occurs when Wales comes to a Comanche chief (Ten Bears) to make peace having had enough of fighting ... A great film with a sharp interpretation of history and a timeless message about the state, society, war and peace.

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