The Missouri Breaks is a 1976 Western that pairs screen legends Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brandon on opposite sides of the law. In the 1880s, outlaw Tom Logan (Jack Nicholson) leads a good time crew of horse thieves including Little Tod (Randy Quaid), Cary (Frederic Forest) and Calvin (Harry Dean Stanton). Logan decides to buy a small Missouri ranch to help hide their operation, and tries to charm the lovely daughter Jane (Kathleen Lloyd) of a neighboring and wealthy cattle baron David Braxton (John McLiam). Tensions mount between Braxton and Logan when one of the outlaws gets trapped and killed, and the gang kills his foreman as revenge. Worried about the safety of his holdings and his daughter's future, Braxton hires Robert E. Lee Clayton (Marlon Brando), an eccentric but ruthless gun-for-hire, to protect his interests. Clayton Director Arthur Penn ("Bonnie and Clyde") blends humorous moments, such as Brando in drag, with tragedy in this depiction of the Old West.