Film: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
A 1972 western film written by John Mikus and directed by John Huston
, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
stars Paul Newman
during the height of his career.
This movie also marks film débuts for both Victoria Principal as Maria Elena and Steve Kanaly as Lucky Jim.
Outlaw Roy Bean rides into a West Texas border town called “Vinegaroon,” only to be beaten, robbed, have a noose tied around him and let Bean’s horse drag him off by the costumers in the saloon. After Bean’s found and helped by a young woman named Maria Elena, Roy builds a town on the edge of civilization in order to establish his own particular brand of law and order. Returning to take vengeance, Roy Bean finds that he’s the new symbol and law and order in the area. So appointing himself judge, Judge Roy Bean dispenses justice until time and events pass him.