Based on William Faulkner's novel, THE REIVERS is a coming-of-age story laced with adventure and comedy. Young Lucius McCaslin (Mitch Vogel) leaves home and sets off on a journey with Boon (Steve McQueen), the family handyman, who is a reiver (cheating philanderer); and his best friend, Ned (Rupert Crosse). The three set off for the big city, where the boy, inspired by Boon, learns some valuable lessons about the world. A delightful piece of southern Americana, director Mark Rydell's THE REIVERS is witty and filled with lively action. The score by John Williams and the superb cinematography enhance the richly fleshed-out characters. McQueen, in particular, gives one of the most memorable--and often underrated--performances of his career.
Mark Rydell - Director/Actor/Producer
William Faulkner - American novelist and Hollywood screen writer
Irving Ravetch - American Screenwriter
Steve McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Steven McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Lonny Chapman - American Actor
Will Geer - Zeb Walton (Grandpa) of TV's "The Waltons"
Clifton James - Star, Film and TV movies/appearances, '50s-90s, LONE STAR
Frank Harriet, Jr. - American Screenwriter
Rupert Crosse - American Actor
Sharon Farrell - American Actress
Richard Moore - Director/DP
Thomas Stanford - Editor
Paul Pollard - Second Unit Director Of Photography\"Dutch"
John Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
John Towner Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Johnny Williams - American film composer, STAR WARS (1977)
Mitch Vogel - American Actor
Michael Constantine - Seymour Kaufman of TV's "Room 222"
Charles Bailey - Production Designer
Joel Schiller - Production Designer
THE REIVERS is an adventurous tale of a young boy who leaves home and sets off on a journey with two devil-may-care older friends. This delightful piece of Americana is based on William Faulkner's prize-winning novel and directed by Mark Rydell.
THE REIVERS was shot in Mississippi prior to the civil rights revolution, and the crew came across racial tension regarding the scenes between the African American Crosse and the young blonde actress Sharon Farrell. Mark Rydell replaced both John Huston and William Wyler as director on the film. Rydell and Steve McQueen attended the Neighborhood Playhouse acting school together in New York.