POSTERS: The Outlaw Josey Wales
“Dyin ain’t much of a livin boy”
With his fourth directorial outing The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Clint Eastwood headed back into familiar western genre territory, this time telling the Civil War era tale of a Missouri farmer whose wife and son are murdered by a band of corrupt Union soldiers known as “Red Legs” hired to wipe out all Southern rebels.
After the war is over, Josey refuses to turn himself into the Union, thus making him a wanted man. To get the drop on Wales, the Union Red Legs hire one of Josey’s old Confederate guerrilla fighter friends (John Vernon) to help track him down. This eye-catching poster definitely shows the furious nature of Josey Wales as he does his best to evade capture and avenge the wrongs done to his family. What a great image!