Cactus Jack Lobby Card USA 11x14 1979 Kirk Douglas Schwarzenegger
USA Lobby Card 11x14 Original. Cactus Jack is a 1979 American metro-colour Western comedy film directed by Hal Needham and starring Kirk Douglas, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in only his second feature film), Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, Foster Brooks, Strother Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Jack Elam, and Mel Tillis. It is a parody blend of Western films and Warner Bros.' Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons. For example Arnold Schwarzenegger wore an outfit identical to Clayton Moore's The Lone Ranger, just without a mask. This film represented Schwarzenegger's only western that he has ever done to date.Its title when released in the USA was The Villian. Hal Needham described his film as a “‘Roadrunner’ cartoon done with live characters.” The picture marked Needham’s third feature film as director and reunited him with actor Kirk Douglas. Prior to focusing on directing, Needham was one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen and stunt coordinators and, although he did not receive onscreen credit, Needham worked as a stunt double for Douglas on In Harm’s Way (1965), The War Wagon (1967) and The Way West (1967). The picture was financed independently by producer Mort Engelberg and Rastar Films, a production company founded by producer Ray Stark. Engelberg and Rastar had produced Needham’s directorial debut, Smokey and the Bandit (1977) which became one of the highest grossing films of 1977. Principal photography began 16 Oct 1978 on location in Monument Valley, AZ where many of John Wayne's westerns were filmed.