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The Fugitive (1947)

 -  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
Robert Armstrong ...
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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Quotes

A Fugitive: I have a question, Lieutenant. When did you lose your faith?
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an unknown masterpiece
10 January 2000 | by (madrid .spain) – See all my reviews

john ford have said that "The Fugitive " was his only perfect film . The film was not a commercial success and the critics write bad thing about it . Never mind . This movie is a song of beauty , a study about the catholic faith that can survive against the worst conditions ( an atheist government). See you "the fugitive ", a truly great movie .

fernando alonso barahona author of "Cecil B. de Mille ", "LAs obras maestras del cine ", "Antropología del cine " ....


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