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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by George Roy Hill and produced by John Foreman, Paul Newman and Paul Monash.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyConrad HallWon
Best DirectorGeorge Roy HillNominated
Best Music - ScoringBurt BacharachWon
Best PictureJohn Foreman, ProducerNominated
Best WritingWilliam GoldmanWon
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Bridging Old Hollywood and New: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

By The Lady Eve on Oct 17, 2019 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

This post is my entry for the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fall 2019 Blogathon. This year we're honoring the CMBA's 10th anniversary with "The Anniversary Blogathon" and participating member bloggers are celebrating all manner of classic film and classic film-related anniversaries. Click here fo... Read full article


Review: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 3, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Despite my general reluctance to say that the Western in its classical form was on the way out, it’s hard not to make such an assertion looking at the landscape of the late 1960s. The Wild Bunch is a common marker of the seismic shift leading to the complete obliteration of the classic western... Read full article


Review: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 3, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Despite my general reluctance to say that the Western in its classical form was on the way out, it’s hard not to make such an assertion looking at the landscape of the late 1960s. The Wild Bunch is a common marker of the seismic shift leading to the complete obliteration of the classic western... Read full article


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 27, 2016 From The Stop Button

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid opens with a sepia-toned silent film newsreel. It’s exposition, but also contrast. The silent images of a daring train robbery distract from reading the film’s accompanying opening titles. When the film itself starts, it’s just as sepia-toned. Onl... Read full article


The Making of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 15, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) starring Katharine Ross, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford is coming to movie theaters across the U.S. next week. TCM and Fathom Events are bringing Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) to movie theaters this Sunday (Jan. 17) and Wednesday (Jan. 20). ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bike Salesman: [wheeling bicycle onto stage] Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... meet... the future!


Butch Cassidy: I can't help you, Sundance.


Butch Cassidy: [singing] Don't ever hit your mother with a shovel. It will leave a dull impression on her mind.


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Facts about

Marlon Brando was seriously considered to team with Paul Newman for one of the roles.
Near the end of the movie there is a tribute to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Butch and Sundance are "caught" by a kid in the village who recognizes the brand on the rump of the gray mule that they have taken. The brand the kid sees is exactly the same as the brand that a kid in "Treasure" sees on seemingly the same gray mule and then runs to seemingly the same police station to report the theft.
According to screenwriter William Goldman, his screenplay originally was entitled "The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy." Both Steve McQueen and Paul Newman read the script at approximately the same time, and agreed to do it, with McQueen playing the Sundance Kid. When McQueen dropped out, the names reversed in the title, as Newman was a superstar.
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