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Director:
Writers:
Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Niven Busch (from a novel by)
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Release Date:
28 March 1951 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Say "No" To Cheesy Traditional Westerns By Saying "Yes" To The Furies See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Vance Jeffords

Wendell Corey ... Rip Darrow

Walter Huston ... T. C. Jeffords

Judith Anderson ... Flo Burnett

Gilbert Roland ... Juan Herrera

Thomas Gomez ... El Tigre

Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Anaheim

Albert Dekker ... Mr. Reynolds
John Bromfield ... Clay Jeffords
Wallace Ford ... Scotty Hyslip
Blanche Yurka ... Herrera Mother
Louis Jean Heydt ... Bailey
Frank Ferguson ... Dr. Grieve
Charles Evans ... Old Anaheim

Movita ... Chiquita (as Movita Casteneda)
Craig Kelly ... Young Anaheim
Myrna Dell ... Dallas Hart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgia Clancy ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
James Davies ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Artie Del Rey ... Wagon Driver's Son (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Dealer (uncredited)

Douglas Grange ... Balladeer (uncredited)
Pepe Hern ... Feliz Herrera (uncredited)
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Drunk Guest (uncredited)
Baron James Lichter ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jane Novak ... Woman (uncredited)
Rosemary Pettit ... Carol Ann (uncredited)
Lou Steele ... Aguirre Herrera (uncredited)
Eddy Waller ... Old Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Mann 
 
Writing credits
Charles Schnee (screenplay by)

Niven Busch (from a novel by)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (as Hal Wallis)
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
Lee Garmes (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hans Dreier 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Dean Cole .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sue Kirkpatrick .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gertrude Reade .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Nicholas Vehr .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Herbert Coleman .... production manager (uncredited)
C. Kenneth Deland .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Day .... assistant director (as Chico Day)
Michael D. Moore .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Camp .... props
Carl Coleman .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Polly Burson .... stunt double: Barbara Stanwyck (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Grant .... assistant camera
James Hawley .... assistant camera
Otto Pierce .... camera operator
Haskell B. Boggs .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Earl Crowell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Charles Sickler .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fitzharris .... wardrobe
Grace Harris .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Josephine Earl .... dance director
Harry Mendoza .... technical advisor
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jack Saper .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
109 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
Final film of Walter Huston,See more »
Quotes:
Dallas Hart:Just get in off the railroad?
Vance Jeffords:Yeah.
Dallas Hart:We haven't met before. My name is Dallas Hart. I'm new in town, honey.
Vance Jeffords:Honey, you wouldn't be new anyplace.
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Soundtrack:
T.C. Round-Up TimeSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Say "No" To Cheesy Traditional Westerns By Saying "Yes" To The Furies, 6 September 2011
Author: madcardinal from Connecticut, United States

One of the best Westerns ever made. Superior to other films of its time because it possesses more realism and authenticity and shuns the silly, false and simplistic moralizing which was almost a requirement for American films of this period. This is a film about real, complex people involved is realistic, complex events. Film-maker Anthony Mann hailed from Great Britain - perhaps this had something to do with the unusual realism. Positives are: 1 - The beautiful cinematography alone is enough reason to rent. The lighting is superb, there is sumptuous use of darkness, and the twilight and night scenes are ravishingly beautiful. 2 - Strong, resourceful female characters instead of the usual phony, helpless, wilting flowers. These women are people in their own right, not merely appendages of some male character. 3 - The characters are an honest mix of good and bad qualities - not artificial cardboard cut-outs simplistically meant to serve as types. 4 - Minorities are portrayed as real people. The Mexicans are portrayed with sensitivity and understanding, instead of the usual condescending caricatures. 5 - Walter Huston, Barbara Stanwyck & Wendell Corey do an excellent job of bringing their characters to life. The other actors are solidly top drawer. 6 - Excellent story-telling at its finest. With repeated viewing, you see more deeply into the complex and surprisingly subtle motivations of the characters. The only negative is that the sensuality of real life was artificially pre-filtered out of the film; but in full fairness to "The Furies," this is true of all American films of this period, due to the de facto censorship which held sway at the time. In sum, a complex, vivid depiction of love, hate, greed, loyalty, betrayal, devotion, affirmation of life and the inexorability of death, as they course through the lives of real, breathing people. Anthony Mann was far ahead of his time in crafting this truthful gem. What a special achievement!

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