Paul Newman's second directing job is quite a bit different from the intimacy of his first, RACHEL, RACHEL. The original director assigned to the film was Richard Colla, but when Newman broke his ankle while riding a motorcycle in June, 1970, the production had to shut down while the
bones healed. When he came back, there were problems between Newman and Colla, and Newman ended up taking over. Fonda, playing an old man for the first time at the age of 65, is the stern but benevolent father of Newman and Jaeckel. They own their own logging company in Oregon (where the film was
shot), and Fonda rules the roost with a firm hand. Newman's wife is Remick and Jaeckel's w...