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It probably set a world record for amount of film exposed. It definitely tripled its original budget and pissed away the artistic contributions of one of the 20th century’s most highly acclaimed filmmakers. But in the end, One-Eyed Jacks actually turned out pretty well. The only directorial undertaking of Godfather-turned-self-parody Marlon Brando (who took over after creative differences with Stanley Kubrick sent the iconic director packing), the film gains from its director/star’s noted retentiveness. Karl Malden delivers a typically strong performance, and the Audrey Hepburn-like Pina Pellicer elicits sympathy as the object of Brando’s love. Listen for famous cheesy lines when One-Eyed Jacks screens at 7:30 p.m. at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 244-1949. (Kelly Manion)

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