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The Furies

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The Furies

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Walter Huston, Barbara Stanwyck
author:
Janet Hobhouse
genre:
Romance, Western

We gave it a B+

As a ballsy daughter fighting her pa (Huston, a delightful hoot) for their vast ranch, the seductively robust Stanwyck wears the pants even when sporting a girly gown in The Furies. Anthony Mann’s high-pitched, oedipal Western whiplashes from noir to romance to screwball with startling dashes of violence, all set in a broody, dark desert landscape. John Ford it ain’t. EXTRAS Historian Jim Kitses’ sterling commentary astutely places The Furies as a transition between Mann’s noir period (Raw Deal) and his rich Westerns like The Naked Spur. B+