Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950)

****
USA



An early, astoundingly ambitious Anthony Mann Western about a relationship with unsubtle Freudian overtones between a fickle cattle rancher and his temperamental daughter. Mann - or, at least, his scriptwriter - overreaches to an extent, but consistently he delivers one startling setpiece after another. And the performances are delicious.

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