Duel In The Sun

"Very Good"

Duel In The Sun Review


Condemned as indecent after its release, Duel in the Sun is a rare western, in the vein of Unforgiven, that upsets the traditional white hat/black hat baloney common to its genre. The story of two wealthy Texas brothers (Joseph Cotten and Gregory Peck) who fall for dark beauty Pearl (Jennifer Jones), what may be film's first booty call (courtesy of Peck's scoundrel) is the real highlight here, as is the story of family infighting and Lionel Barrymore's deliciously evil patriarch.


Duel In The Sun

Facts and Figures

Run time: 129 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th September 1947

Distributed by: Selznick Releasing

Production compaines: The Selznik Studio, Vanguard Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: David O. Selznick

Starring: as Pearl Chavez, as Jesse McCanles, as Lewton 'Lewt' MacCanles, as Sen. Jackson McCanles, as Scott Chavez, as Laura Belle McCanles, as The Sinkiller, as Sam Pierce, as Lem Smoot, Joan Tetzel as Helen Langford, Tilly Losch as Mrs. Chavez, as Vashti, Scott McKay as Sid, as Mr. Langford, as The Lover

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