The Ballad of Cable Hogue
1970
****
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones

Jason Robards plays a man who discovers a well in the middle of nowhere and decides to make a life out there. An untypically restrained and poetic western from Sam Peckinpah. The abrupt and contrived ending is a letdown.