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The Chase (1966)

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The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

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Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
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Val Rogers
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Ruby Calder
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Emily Stewart
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Mrs. Reeves
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Mary Fuller
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Damon Fuller
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Jason 'Jake' Rogers
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Elizabeth Rogers
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Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by Buxx Banner <bux572@aol.com>

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17 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Ein Mann wird gejagt  »

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Trivia

Producer Sam Spiegel brought Lillian Hellman into the project, but had her script rewritten. He then refused to show her a final cut before the film's release. He was also responsible for signing the then relatively unknown Robert Redford as Bubber and lighting cameraman Joseph LaShelle, who replaced Robert Surtees after he dropped out due to illness. The Academy Award-winning Lashelle and director Arthur Penn, who was not consulted by Spiegel, did not have a harmonious working relationship, which Penn thought hurt the film. Later, Spiegel did not allow Penn to edit the film himself, which Penn believed ruined the rhythm of the film, which he had wanted to suggest hysteria. The director has disowned the film. Released with great expectations due to all the talent involved, this film proved a critical and financial disappointment and signaled the beginning of the end of Spiegel's success as a film producer. See more »

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When Bubber is climbing along the roof of the train, it is coming towards the viewer. He then swings down into an open door of a freight car on the right hand side of the screen. The next shots show Bubber with the open door in the background on the right hand of the screen but now the train is going away from the viewer. There is now a road running beside the train and there are orchards of trees that were not there before. See more »

Quotes

Damon: Well now, Sheriff, it's nice to know that you're out here on patrol.
Sheriff Calder: No, no, I'm not on patrol. Just lookin' for an ice cream cone, that's all.
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The life in a village, where the violence and the lack of tolerance among the races are its most common features
7 October 2001 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Violent scenes, lack of racial tolerance, the ways high tries to oppress the low, the hypocrisy and adultery of rich people, all these are shown in the film. The cast had excellent actors, but Marlon Brando acted its best seconded again by a still then not yet famous Robert Duvall. Brando is the boss of local police whose complaints about the current injustice is never heard by the village's official authorities. Duvall was the typical coward, a man without any courage, able to discharge his misdoings over the others, always trying to climb no matter how, and, in addition, a perfect CORNUTO with his wife. Robert Redford was the bad guy of the film, but was he really bad? He probably was a product of the society where he grew and developed himself. Jane Fonda was more beautiful than ever, a good lover of two men, his husband (Redford), and his friend (James Fox), the son of the real owner of the village, E.G. Marshall. The veteran Miriam Hopkins acted as the Redford's mother, while attractive Angie Dickinson was Brando's wife. This film of Arthur Penn is, in my modest opinion, one of the best of all time, where truth and lies are sometimes mixed up. The end of the film is like a warning of what may happen where injustice prevails.


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