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Title: Pursued (1947)
Post by: cigar joe on September 22, 2007, 09:23:33 PM
Dir. Raoul Walsh, cinematography by James Wong Howe, with Teresa Wright ...  Thorley Callum,  Robert Mitchum ...  Jeb Rand ,  Judith Anderson ...  Mrs. Medora 'Ma' Callum , Dean Jagger ...  Grant Callum,  Alan Hale ...  Jake Dingle,  John Rodney ...  Adam Callum, &  Harry Carey Jr.

A very, very, Noirsh Western, seems like 2/3 of it was shot at night, lol, not a bad story with a very interesting twist,  that actually has a scene that was the genesis of a similar scene in "Death Rides a Horse" its a very obvious quote Petroni had to have seen this film.

It flaws are in the weaponry I think the beginning is supposed to take place in 1845 but Mitchum wears a Peacemaker.

Its on Netflix, check it out.


Title: Re: Pursued (1947)
Post by: dave jenkins on September 23, 2007, 11:01:12 PM

It flaws are in the weaponry I think the beginning is supposed to take place in 1845 but Mitchum wears a Peacemaker.
Are you sure about that, CJ? I thought Mitchum goes off to the Spanish-American War, which was 1898. That would make his childhood in the late 70s or early 80s, no?


Title: Re: Pursued (1947)
Post by: cigar joe on September 24, 2007, 06:54:32 AM
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Are you sure about that, CJ? I thought Mitchum goes off to the Spanish-American War, which was 1898. That would make his childhood in the late 70s or early 80s, no?


You could be right, I was a bit confused also from the depiction of the soldiers, the uniforms were blue and the caps weren't the civil war kepis but looked more like the Mexican War caps (like Robert Redford wears at the beginning of Jerimiah Johnson), but they kept saying they were fighting the Spanish rather than the Mexicans.  ;)


Title: Re: Pursued (1947)
Post by: T.H. on June 09, 2009, 02:40:55 PM
misses: Too much plot in the first half hour or so, it would have been better had it been eliminated. I didn't really care for Teresa Wright's hatred of Mitchum's character. At that point she was madly in love with him, I find it illogical that she would believe that he murdered her brother in cold blood. Thor (I think that's her name) was very docile and understanding, then she suddenly becomes a vengeful woman out for blood only to revert back to her sweet self by act three. The final scene could have been handled better, it ended too quickly and the five men out for Mitchum suddenly become irrelevant to the story, at least show their reaction to the situation.

hits: wonderful cinematography, great atmosphere, solid performances all around. For its look and vibe alone, I'd give a 7.


Title: Re: Pursued (1947)
Post by: Moorman on November 18, 2017, 06:07:43 PM
Being a Mitchum fan, i went and purchased this off Amazon recently.  It was a pretty good movie. The cinematography was great. The acting was great.  It was a very different western for sure. I give this one a 7 out of 10...