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Arthur Penn

Director, Actor

Left Handed Gun, TheLeft Handed Gun, The (1958) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Paul Newman
Influential version of the Billy the Kid story, with Paul Newman portraying the Kid in an ambiguous light, unstable and homosexually repressed. Has…
Miracle Worker, TheMiracle Worker, The (1962) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft
The classic telling of the Helen Keller story, in which blind, profoundly deaf Keller was coaxed into communication by her Irish governess Anne…
Mickey OneMickey One (1965)
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Warren Beatty, Hurd Hatfield
A young Warren Beatty plays as an entertainer who assumes a new identity to flee growing debts to the mob, and search for meaning in his life. French…
Chase, TheChase, The (1966) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda
Action–packed Southern potboiler set around the attempts of a sheriff to protect an escaped convict from mob–justice in smalltown…
Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde (1967) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman
One of the seminal films of the late 1960s, an artful depiction of the exploits of Depression–era bank–robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde…
Alice's RestaurantAlice's Restaurant (1969) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick
Loosely built around the adventures of hippie troubadour Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody and star of WOODSTOCK), as he wanders rural America asking…
Little Big ManLittle Big Man (1970) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam
Life–story of 121–yr old 'white' Indian Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman) at first lightly sketches his progress from Cheyenne brave to…
Night MovesNight Moves (1975) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Gene Hackman, Susan Clark, Melanie Griffith
Underrated private–eye yarn with Gene Hackman tracking down a then very young Melanie Griffith. Intelligent fare that leads to a stunning…
Missouri Breaks, TheMissouri Breaks, The (1976)
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson
Startling 70s Western, pairs regulator Marlon Brando and horse rustler Jack Nicholson for a brutal, yet often comic game of…
Dead FunnyDead Funny (Penn and Teller Get Killed) (1989)
Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. David Patrick Kelly, Jon Cryer, Reg E. Cathey
Black comedy and magic duo Penn and Teller deploy an array of morbid stage show theatrics within the framework of a fictional feature.

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