Cactus Jack (Aka The Villain, 1979, U.S.A.)

Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar

Rating: PG

Running time: 90 minutes

Available Format: 16mm, DVD

He’s dressed in black from boots to hat and he’s twirling double iron. His name is “Cactus Jack” Slater and he’s THE VILLAIN. Kirk Douglas stars as the ne’er-do-well highwayman in this screwball gunslinger comedy co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Handsome Stranger and Ann-Margret as the lusty Miss Charming Jones. Charming’s father, Parody, has sent her on a risky overland errand, providing crooked banker Avery Simpson with the perfect chance to double-cross Parody out of a silver fortune. And when Simpson offers to buy Cactus Jack out of the Snakes End Jail if he’ll do the dirty work, Cactus Jack schemes to double-cross the double-crosser. But his plans are foiled when Arnold Schwarzenegger weighs in as Handsome Stranger. He owes Parody Jones his life, and the payback is pure pistol-popping laughter as the blue-eyed do-gooder does his duty: protecting the loot and the lady with a white-hatted paladin’s good luck. Ride along with a horse named Whiskey and an all-star cast.