"One-Eyed Jacks" is a 1961 western film and is Marlon Brando's only attempt at directing himself in a motion picture. Brando plays the lead character, Rio, a philandering bank robber. Karl Malden plays Dad Longworth, Rio's partner in crime, mentor, and then turncoat in that he abandons Rio on the ridge to be arrested, and leaves with the gold. Rio serves five hard years in a Sonora prison thinking about Dad's betrayal. Rio escapes from prison with Chico Modesto and they begin their hunt for Dad L. When Rio locates Dad L. he has made good use of the gold in that he is now a sheriff in Monterey California. Rio gives Dad an opportunity to explain his betrayal over a dinner at Dad's ranch. There Rio meets Dad's wife and step-daughter, Louisa. There is an immediate attraction between Rio and Louisa which adds another dimension to Rio's plans to kill Longworth. Longworth's true colors emerge again when he administers a horrific public whipping of Rio and smashes his gun hand. What ensues is the struggle between good and evil, truth, honor, and finally the power of redemptive love. This is a classic western of its day and shows the western 'bad guy turned hero.' The study guide walks the student through the character growth and development, the twists and turns in the plot, and asks for an evaluation. The quiz checks recall of information and quotations. Be sure to ask your students who is their present day 'Brando'. A good small group activity is to have the students re-cast the entire film and alter whatever scenes they feel would add to the drama. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and new items posted). Thank You!!