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The Fugitive (1947)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History  |  3 November 1947 (USA)
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Anti--Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

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An Indian Woman (as Dolores Del Rio)
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A Lieutenant of Police (as Pedro Armendariz)
J. Carrol Naish ...
A Police Informer
Leo Carrillo ...
A Chief of Police
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El Gringo
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A Sergeant of Police
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A Refugee Doctor
Fortunio Bonanova ...
The Governor's Cousin
Chris-Pin Martin ...
An Organ-Grinder (as Cris-Pin Martin)
Miguel Inclán ...
A Hostage (as Miguel Inclan)
Fernando Fernández ...
A Singer (as Fernando Fernandez)
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Based of the Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest in Central America. A priest who is The Fugitive is trying to getaway from the authorities who have denounced Christianity and want anyone linked to it dead. The Fugitive finds shelter with an Indian Woman (The Woman), a faithful parishioner, who gives the priest directions to Puerto Grande, where he could then board a ship and sail to freedom in America. On his journey to Puerto Grande, he meets up with a man who says he will protect him. In reality, he is the Police Informer and once The Fugitive realizes this, he is back on the run, but the Police Informer is never far behind along with the authorities. Written by Kelly

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3 November 1947 (USA)  »

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 12, 1951 with Henry Fonda reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

A Lieutenant of Police: [Looking at news clipping] You can tell he's a priest by the collar, that's all.
A Chief of Police: Not a very good picture, but it's what we got.
A Lieutenant of Police: They all look alike to me. I've shot him a dozen times.
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
("The Dying Cowboy") (uncredited)
American folk ballad based on an older sea song (1932)
Variation heard as theme for the Gringo (Ward Bond)
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Please, an American release in any format!
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I saw this film theatrically in an archival print in California....what a treat! The image of Dolores Del Rio framed in the church door has never left me...this film was shot by Gabriel Figueroa, Bunuel's cinematographer on many films and one of the great masters...it is, along with Peter Fonda's The Hired Hand and Terence Malick's Days of Heaven, the most exquisitely shot movie I have ever seen in what I would call the "intimate" style, for lack of a better term...as opposed to such a film as "Lawrence of Arabia", which otherwise would have to be considered in that list. An great example of stylistic departure as a supremely successful one shot gesture; Hitchcock achieved something of the same success several times,with "The Wrong Man" and "The Trouble With Harry", although in the latter case Hitch had done comedy before...."The Wrong Man" and "The Fugitive" stand out for me as the greatest stylistic anomalies achieved by major auteurs.


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