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The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | | Drama, History | 27 March 1948 (Mexico)
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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, (uncredited)

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
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Cast

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An Indian Woman (as Dolores Del Rio)
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A Lieutenant of Police (as Pedro Armendariz)
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A Police Informer
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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
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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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Storyline

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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Peril-Laden adventure ... of a man's desperate plight !

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

27 March 1948 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

The Labyrinthine Ways  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Armstrong (A Sergeant of Police) and the producer Merian C. Cooper died only one day apart: Armstrong on April 20, 1973 and Cooper on April 21, 1973. See more »

Quotes

A Refugee Doctor: Oh, don't be so hard on yourself. A man is entitled to a little pride.
A Fugitive: Not in my profession.
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Connections

Version of Play of the Week: The Power and the Glory (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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