Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
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Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by John Huston
Release Date 1972
Language English
Spanish
Studio First Artists
Distributor National General Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Judge Roy Bean Paul Newman
Maria Elena Victoria Principal
Sam Dodd Tab Hunter
Rose Bean Jacqueline Bisset
Tector Crites Ned Beatty
Bad Bob Stacy Keach
Frank Gass Roddy McDowall
Grizzly Adams John Huston
Reverend LaSalle Anthony Perkins
Lillie Langtry Ava Gardner



The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 Western starring Paul Newman as the title character, an eccentric lawman who doled out his own unique brand of justice to a small Texas town. Although the real life Bean died in 1903, the opening title card mentions that this film was meant to tell his story the way he probably would want it to be told. The film was directed by John Huston from a screenplay writted by John Milius and co-starred Ned Beatty, Stacy Keach, and Victoria Principal in her movie debut.


The following weapons were used in the film The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean:

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Single Action Army

The gun used mostly by just about everyone in the film is the Colt Single Action Army revolver including Roy Bean.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5 1/2" Artillery barrel. -.45 Long Colt. This model has a color case hardened frame and the original hard rubber grips. (Great pic MoviePropMaster2008).
Roy Bean holds two SAA's as he makes his judgment.
Bad Bob (Stacy Keach) holds his SAA.
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Rose Bean (Jacqueline Bisset) aims an her revolver.

M1928 Thompson

An M1928 Thompson submachine gun is used by a Texas lawman during the final shootout. The use of the Thompson would be anachronistic since the real Roy Bean died in 1903, but the film was intended to be a stylized portrayal of his life.

M1928 "Tommy Gun" - .45 ACP with 50-round drum magazine, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
An M1928 Thompson submachine gun is used by a Texas lawman during the final shootout. The use of the Thompson would be anachronistic since the real Roy Bean died in 1903, but the film was intended to be a stylized view of his life.

Winchester 1873

Roy also is seen using the Winchester 1873 rifle.

Winchester 1873 - .44-40.
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Colt Model 1878

A Colt Model 1878 shotgun is seen carried by Tector Crites (Ned Beatty).

Colt Model 1878 - 12 Gauge.
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Winchester Model 1901

Judge Roy Bean (Paul Newman) uses a Winchester Model 1901 10-gauge lever shotgun.

Winchester 1887/M1901 shotgun - 10 Gauge. This is the screen used gun by Paul Newman in the film.
Roy Bean (Paul Newman) holds his Winchester Model 1901 10-gauge lever shotgun after a saloon shootout.
Maria Elena (Victoria Principal) is seen holding the Winchester at Roy.


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