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The Capture (1950)

 -  Drama  -  8 April 1950 (USA)
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A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

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Lin Vanner / Lindley Brown
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Ellen Tevlin Vanner
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Father Gomez
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Luana Ware
Jimmy Hunt ...
Mike Tevlin, Ellen's Son
Barry Kelley ...
Earl C. Mahoney, Finance Co. V.P.
Duncan Renaldo ...
Carlos
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Herb Tolin, Bolsa Grande Oil
Milton Parsons ...
Thin Man Visiting Mahoney
Frank Matts ...
Juan, Telvin's Hired Man
Felipe Turich ...
Cpl. Juan Valdez, Payroll Guard
Edwin Rand ...
Sam Tevlin
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Badly injured and hunted by the police, Lin Vanner takes refuge in a priest's home, and tells him what has happened. When Vanner was working in a Mexican oil field, he captured a man who was suspected of a payroll robbery, but then felt responsible when the man died in police custody. As a result of the incident, Vanner's fiancée broke off their engagement, and he resigned from his job. He later felt compelled to visit the dead man's widow, and ended up working on her ranch. But, as he now explains to the priest, the past has quickly caught up with him. Written by Snow Leopard

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8 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Daybreak  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Interesting Drama
28 February 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is an interesting drama that features a good leading performance by Lew Ayres and a story that combines action and a little psychology. The pace is uneven, particularly in the middle of the movie, and this keeps it from being better. But both the early sequences and the climactic chain of events work pretty well.

Ayres plays a former oil man who once captured a suspected criminal, and then felt responsible when the man died in custody. He starts to get involved with the dead man's widow, even as he is haunted by uncertainty over whether he had done the right thing. It sets up a number of possibilities, and it is given an added air of fateful inevitability by the technique of having Ayres's character tell most of the story, in flashback style, to a priest.

After a solid start, things bog down for a while in the middle, although Ayres and Teresa Wright do their best to keep it watchable. Eventually, though, it gets back on track, and the last few scenes tie things together and bring the story to a tense conclusion.


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