The Chase

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Terror in a Texas town as a prison escapee (Redford), returning home to seek shelter and justice, stirs up a cesspit of hatred, corruption, guilt, lust and racial prejudice. Lillian Hellman's script, based on a novel/play by Horton Foote but emerging as a sort of updated and expanded Little Foxes, sometimes fringes absurdity in trying to indict practically everybody in town as a secret sinner, and in its stagy contrivance (the refugee just happens by on the night of a convention when temperatures are running drunkenly high). But it does manage to weave a credible pattern out of the tangled loyalties and enmities, which Penn's direction takes by the scruff and shakes into a firework display of controlled violence. Terrific performances too, although Brando (undergoing his statutory beating up as the sheriff caught in the middle) rather overdoes the broody bit.
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Release details

UK release:

1965

Duration:

133 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Arthur Penn

Cast:

Miriam Hopkins, James Fox, Janice Rule, Angie Dickinson, EG Marshall, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Music:

John Barry

Production Designer:

Richard Day

Editor:

Gene Milford

Cinematography:

Joseph La Shelle

Screenwriter:

Lillian Hellman

Producer:

Sam Spiegel

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usman khawaja

A great social satire on the circus of violence staged on a summer night in the alcoholic excesses of a saturday night in a savage social setting where sin becomes too obvious to be even punished anymore -a masterpiece

usman khawaja

A great social satire on the circus of violence staged on a summer night in the alcoholic excesses of a saturday night in a savage social setting where sin becomes too obvious to be even punished anymore -a masterpiece