Production stills and posters for Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cool Hand Luke

Paul Newman takes a seat on the dolly on the set of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke. The film comes from the novel by Donn Pearce, who based it on his experiences on a Florida chain gang in the late 1940s after he did a two year stretch for grand larceny. Though the film has become an enduring classic that predates the wave of anti-conformist movies of the 1970s, the book’s hardcover release sold only 1,100 copies.

Here’s a fantastic Esquire feature on Pearce. Continue onward for a few more production stills and a gallery of Cool Hand Luke posters.

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