Romance of a Horse Thief

Blacklisted director Polonsky (best known for 1949's John Garfield boxing classic Force of Evil) made a comeback in the early '70s with Robert Redford's liberal Western Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here and this now rarely seen Yugoslavian-shot offering. In turn-of-the-century Poland, Jewish horse traders try to best Cossack soldiers seeking to commandeer their animals for the Russo-Japanese war, a scenario (by David Opatoshu) to which Polonsky brings both humour and equine action.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Screenwriter: David Opatoshu
Cast: Yul Brynner
Eli Wallach
Jane Birkin
Oliver Tobias
Lainie Kazan
David Opatoshu
Serge Gainsbourg
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