Lonely are the brave (1962) Western - Classic "new style" western stars Kirk Douglas as a noble cowboy who finds himself struggling to adjust to the times as the Old West fades away. After learning that one of his friends is in jail, he gets himself locked up in order to be closer to his pal. But when his buddy doesn't want to join him on the road, Douglas busts out and becomes a fugitive dogged by a disenchanted sheriff. With Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane, and Carroll O'Connor. 107 min.