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The Furies (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on August 28, 2010

I like Mann’s westerns with Jimmy Stewart well enough, but this is my favorite.  Perhaps because it flows so naturally from his noir period.  High-contrast black and white photography, complex psychological melodrama, schemes and manipulations, blustery dialogue, battles of will, obsession and vengeance, and a cynical darkness.  Barbara Stanwyck is amazing in it, and I’ve even warmed up to Walter Huston.  Some folks say Wendell Corey wasn’t the best casting choice, but I’m a fan of his so I don’t mind.  What I do mind is the ending, terribly out of place… but at least the final minutes are the only sour ones in the whole film.  Rating: 9


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  1. […] 77. The Furies (1950, Anthony Mann) […]

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